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Jets star Brandon Marshall, Ryan Fitzpatrick together again ... in Chicago

Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brandon Marshall hooked up regularly on the field for the Jets last season, and with the free agent quarterback locked in contract negotiations, the two finally met face to face. AP Photo/Seth Wenig

It looks like Brandon Marshall finally hooked up with his favorite free-agent quarterback.

Marshall, who said last week he was starting to get worried because Ryan Fitzpatrick hadn't been returning any of his texts, apparently received a visit in Chicago from the New York Jets' past and perhaps future starting quarterback. On Monday, Marshall posted a photo of himself and Fitzpatrick, along with two of Fitzpatrick's young sons.

Maybe Fitzpatrick stopped in Chicago on his way back from Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where he golfed over the weekend in the American Century Championship. Presumably, he will continue on to his home in New Jersey, but the question is whether he'll show up anytime soon in Florham Park, home of the Jets' training facility.

Fitzpatrick and the Jets remain locked in a six-month contract dispute, and, barring a dramatic shift in negotiations, he won't report on Wednesday for the start of training camp. Marshall has made his feelings clear, saying throughout the offseason he wants Fitzpatrick to return. They've stayed in touch, but Marshall said he became alarmed when he couldn't reach Fitzpatrick.