Brandon Marshall signs contract extension

Chicago Bears' Brandon Marshall warms up before the first half of an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Brandon Marshall signed a three-year, $30 million extension, he announced on his Instagram Monday after signing the contract on ABC’s “The View.”

Marshall says he is donating $1 million to the Mental Health Community. The Bears confirmed the extension, which has Marshall in Chicago through the 2017 season.

The 30-year-old Pro Bowl wideout was entering the final year of his contract, which is still set to pay him $9.1 million in 2015 in base salary with a cap hit of $9.3 million. The extension is for 2015-17 and reportedly includes $23 million guaranteed.

Last season, Marshall started every game and had 100 catches for 1,295 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns. It was his seventh consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season and fifth season with 100 catches.

The Bears acquired Marshall from the Dolphins via trade prior to the 2012 season. He has said that he wants to retire a Bear, where he can continue to play with good friend Jay Cutler, who signed a seven-year extension in January.

With Marshall in the fold through 2017, Matt Forte through 2015, Martellus Bennett through 2016 and Cutler through 2020, next up on the list to keep the offense together is Marshall’s receiving partner, Alshon Jeffery, who is entering his third NFL season and can get an extension following 2014.

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