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Brandon Marshall says he’s 100-percent for first time in three years

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears runs for a first down during the fourth quarter of the game as Chris Houston #23 of the Detroit Lions defends during the game at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bears defeted the Lions 26-24. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has had a problematic hip dating back to his time with the Denver Broncos. It’s required multiple surgeries including another clean up procedure this offseason.

But for the first time since 2010, Marshall finally feels the injury is in the past. According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Marshall has still been bothered by the hip the last two seasons. However, following arthroscopic surgery on the hip in January, Marshall made sure to take extra time off to make sure the injury had time to fully heal.

“The good thing about the procedure I got done and when I got it done is, I got it done at the start of the offseason, and when you’re able to do something like that, you can take your time with it,” Marshall said. “You can afford to be cautious. It’s about working smarter, and I probably could have started weeks ago, but no rush. We don’t play games until September. As long as I’m in top shape then, that’s all that matters.”

Over the last two seasons, he’s still “felt something” in his hip. Even so, Marshall made the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons and was named first team All-Pro last year. He caught 118 passes for 1,508 yards and 11 touchdowns last season for the Bears. Now he’s looking forward to what he can do without the hip causing him any further discomfort.

“I’m excited to start this season 100-percent healthy and see how much better I can be, completely healthy.

“I feel so great, man.”