Brandon Marshall hopes to finally make it to the playoffs. The Seahawks probably only hope that the veteran wide receiver has something in the tank.
Marshall wants to go to Seattle to agree to a one-year deal on Tuesday that could reach a maximum of $ 2 million if he incentives (as per ESPN's Adam Schefter ). The 34-year-old receiver comes from a single, disappointing season with the Giants, in which he produced little before he suffered a season-end ankle injury in the fifth week.
Seattle will be the sixth NFL stop for Marshall, who began his career in Denver ahead of stations in Miami and Chicago, as well as with the neighbors of the met-life stage of the Giants, the Jets. It was with the latter team that the six-time Pro Bowler had his final season as a top performer, capturing 109 passes for 1,502 yards and an NFL-leading 14 touchdowns for the jets in 2015.
Marshall was far less effective the following season, then failed to act for the Giants, showing an inability to part with the coverage that might have reflected a rapidly approaching end to his career. But with Russell Wilson, a first-rate quarterback in Seattle, Marshall could make a revival, and the team could even use a lesser version of his former self.
With Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson leaving in the offseason, the Seahawks lost their second and fourth-leading recipient of 2017 and at 6- 4 Marshall could possibly replace Graham as the final goal for Wilson. Seattle brought down Doug Baldwin, his best pass-catcher in the past four seasons, and Tyler Lockett, a speedster who was set to play a big role, but there's reason to have a veteran's deep behind him.
Behind Baldwin and Lockett is Jaron Brown, another free agency acquisition that never had more than 31 receptions in each of his five seasons with the Cardinals, and Amara Darboh, a third round last year, who had eight catches as a beginner , Other on the depth table include: Marcus Johnson, a 23-year-old with five career receptions; David Moore, a seventh grader in the last year; Damore & # 39; ea Stringfellow, a 2017 undrafted free agent who still plays an NFL snap; and Keenan Reynolds, a former Navy quarterback who still has regular seasonal action in the NFL.
Schefter noted [Tuesday] that Marshall's favorable signing could help the market for veterans free agent-wide recipients, who may not be Good news for former Cowboys star Dez Bryant, who allegedly rejected a three-year, $ 21 million offer from the Ravens in the hope of a more lucrative landing one-year pact. Other notable players in this position include Jeremy Maclin, Michael Floyd and Marshall's former Jets team-mate, Eric Decker.
With the 2015 Jets, Marshall tormented the first playoffs, but the team lost a week-17 game in which they had to die or die to miss the postseason despite a 10-6 record. Now in its 13th NFL season, the Central Florida product will try to help the Seahawks return to the playoffs as the team failed last season for the first time since 2011.
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