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The Bears are reportedly looking to off-load receiver Brandon Marshall in a trade. Should Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell give Chicago a call?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the market for receiving options this offseason, and one more name has come to the forefront as the Chicago Bears are reportedly looking to trade wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

According to Chicago Tribune writer Brad Biggs, the Pro Bowl receiver could be leaving Chicago soon. Whether or not Jacksonville will be interested is another story.

Marshall is coming off one of his worst years, statistically, finishing with 61 receptions on 105 targets for 721 yards and eight touchdowns. It's his first season under 1,000 yards since his rookie year, but Marshall did miss the final three games with a rib and lung injury.

So, should the Jaguars be in talks with the Bears? A mid-round pick could be enough to get him, and the remainder of his contract is certainly less than it would cost to get a free agent like Randall CobbAccording to Spotrac, Marshall is due $7.5 million in 2015, $7.9 million in 2016, and $8.3 million in 2017.

But he's turning 31 this month and going after a younger guy like Cobb, who's only 24, could be worth a few extra million per year.