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Marshall Wouldn't Seem to Be in Plans

Before kickoff last night, many of you emailed me to ask about Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The moment I heard that Denver had suspended Marshall, I figured you guys would want to know if the Redskins would attempt to trade for him.

I'm still waiting to hear back from a few sources, but my early reaction is that I don't see the Redskins making a move for Marshall if the Broncos were to trade him. Marshall's trade value has plummeted with his recent "detrimental" conduct, as Denver Coach Josh McDaniels put it. On the heels of the whole Jay Cutler mess, I don't envision the Broncos would be willing to give away Marshall.

There's also the issue of the new contract Marshall is seeking. And the Redskins used two high draft choices last season on Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly to address their need for a big receiver to play opposite top wideout Santana Moss.

The organization has put a lot of time and resources into Kelly, who was unable to contribute as a rookie because of a major knee problem the team was aware of when it drafted him. He had microfracture surgery in the offseason and has displayed play-making ability this preseason - more than enough to be given a real shot to succeed in this league. Thomas started slowly in the preseason but made a move against the Patriots, displaying a good burst as the primary kickoff returner and making plays in traffic on offense.

Obviously, Marshall is a big-time talent. Given the mess occurring with him in Denver, the Broncos, I would imagine, would be willing to move him for the right price. I'm just not sure they could get a high draft pick for this guy at the moment.

And for the Redskins, they already have two guys on their roster who could become as good as Marshall, at some point, if they are permitted to learn and grow. Or at least that's what the Redskins must believe. Otherwise, why did they use two high picks on the same position in the same draft.?

By Jason Reid  |  August 29, 2009; 1:50 PM ET
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You'd think the Giants, Tampa, and Chicago would be interested, and there's always Miami and the Jets.

Posted by: Samson151 | August 29, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Giants might just snap him up. WR appears to be their only weakness.

Posted by: Wemiss21 | August 29, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Giants might just snap him up. WR appears to be their only weakness.

Posted by: Wemiss21 | August 29, 2009 1:57 PM

Well that and injuries and if preseason is any indication (which it may not be yet), pass protection.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 29, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Trading for Brandon Marshall would be like trying to raise someone else's problem child.

Good luck with that.

At the humane society, they don't put up animals that have a history of aggressiveness for adoption.

They put them down.

I feel bad for these dogs, in that they don't have the benefit of a conscience, or the capacity for higher reasoning.

As RedDMV said, Marshall is a T.O cancer type, but more aggressively malignant.

T.O appears to have been raised well enough to learn not to hit women, and keep his nose clean of any trouble with the law, whereas with Marshall, the same can't be said.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | August 29, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

beeperoni pizza

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 29, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Durant Brooks was winning the punter competition in Green Bay, but he may not there much longer. Dude's injured with a hip flexor and the Packers brought it four tryout punters. At least, the coach says he has a hip flexor, but he denies it.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | August 29, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute -- why not SF trading the rights to Michael Crabtree for Brandon Marshall?

Posted by: Samson151 | August 29, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

A cancer (Crabtree) for a cancer (Marshall).... Beautiful.

What happened to the era where receivers kept their mouth shut and just dazzled us with their play on the field? Where have you gone, Art Monk? Our nation turns it's lowly eyes to you.... woo woo woo....

Posted by: Randy_Hawkins | August 29, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

J Reid,

Whomever is emailing you with those Marshall questions,.... your 1st step is to throw those email addy's in to a spam filter... Secondly, reply to them "moron"..
Seriously, we have more than enough capable receivers and don't need to spend another 1st rd'er on anyone. He is a great talent acting like a child, but was/is screwed by the Broncos. He does deserve a new contract.


Posted by: michael_b_clegg | August 29, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

209 yd. was only 1 half and against a good defense (Patriots first string). I say figure 280 yd. AT LEAST a game...I don't know the future, but neither do all of you Campbell hating morons...and a playoff run with all the weapons we have. Some will have to step up, but I definitely see playoffs.

Posted by: pbmingie | August 29, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Word. (cue scottish accent) "you've got a plan, mingie?!"

Posted by: RomoShortball | August 29, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

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