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Report: Denver trades WR Marshall to Miami

Post by Eric Williams on April 14, 2010 at 8:01 am with 29 Comments »
April 14, 2010 8:43 am

After all the hand-wringing about the possibility of troubled receiver Brandon Marshall possibly coming to Seattle, it appears he is headed elsewhere.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post is reporting that Brandon Marshall has been traded to Miami for a second round pick in this year’s draft, the No. 43 pick overall, and another pick in 2011, possibly a second rounder.

Miami is a surprise destination for Marshall because they appeared disinterested in bringing the 26-year-old receiver in the fold, but apparently Bill Parcells had a change of heart.

So with Marshall now headed to the Dolphins the Seahawks are still in need of a playmaker on offense, and will likely seek a receiver in the draft. Marshall’s move to Miami also give big receivers Mike Williams and Reggie Williams a better chance of being invited to training camp this summer.

Seattle appeared the likely destination of Marshall, with the team hosting him for a visit on the opening weekend of free agency. However, the Seahawks were unwilling to give up a first round draft pick. Further, with the recent news of linebacker Leroy Hill’s continuing legal issues, Seattle may have been hesitant to take on another player who has had off-the-field issues in his past.

Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Miami will give up a second rounder this year and in 2011 for Marshall.

UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Marshall signed a four-year, $47 million extension, giving him a total contract of $50 million when you add the $2.5 million tender he signed with Denver to facilitate the trade and making him the highest paid receiver in the league.

This is consistent with what I was hearing about Marshall, who wanted badly to be the highest paid receiver in the league, and certainly went into Seattle’s decision on whether or not to sign Marshall. It appears that Seattle considered the price too high, both in terms of salary and compensation, to sign a receiver who has had off-the-field issues in his past.

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  1. seahawklovertoo says:

    Lets go after Ted Ginn Jr.

  2. snydro81 says:

    We were in no position to pay such a steep price for Marshall. We have way too many holes to be trading away two second round picks.

    The deal would have left us with no 2nd or 3rd round picks for the next two years. Ouch.

    Furthermore, Miami had the better 2nd round selection, at least this year, so we would have had to BEAT that price. Ouch again.

  3. snydro81 says:

    I don’t see how Ted Ginn Jr. would help this team at all. We need to hoard and accumulate draft picks, building from the inside out.

    Hopefully Reggie and Mike Williams show enough to get an invite to camp, and help fill an immediate need at WR. I’d imagine we’ll add a mid-round WR through the draft this year as well, and it will certainly be a focal point in next year’s draft.

  4. zombiehooliganfc says:

    Hey, the beat of receivers that can’t catch goes on! They must have thought Branch was too valuable to take and didn’t want to cheat the Hawks, right? Yeah, lets go get Ginn, another receiver that can’t catch. The two Williams’ and Ginn – unstoppable!

  5. Yeah..I agree. Two 2nd rounders is too much for this team when we really need to focus on building our infrastructure. If we were a playoff team already, it would make a lot more sense. Like I said before, you need to rebuild the engine before worrying about racing tires. Gotta give credit to Scharroll for walking away. It’s starting to look like our FO really knows what the hell they’re doing.

  6. The Tuna will definitely be able to handle BM with his experience coaching primadonnas and crackheads. Look for Marshall to not have any off the field issues or be a distraction this year. My guess is if the Jets never get Holmes, then BM would probably land in Seattle. Now the AFC East and NFC East are powerhouse divisions, I figure Miami to take a giant leap forward this year. I want to know what happened in negotiations that lead BM to go to Miami. What didn’t the Hawks have or offer to get this deal done? I can’t wait to see the latest mockery drafts after this trade. I would have to figure that all of the AFC East have just altered their draft boards.

  7. They can get Ginn for a 5th rounder, that’s like trading Rob Sims for Ted Ginn. He is a poor man’s DeSean Jackson and will complement slow Housh nicely. Housh is a poor man’s Brandon Marshall.

  8. fuzzybear says:

    Thanks goodness we can at least put this one to bed. I think two 2nd rounders was too high for the Hawks given our massive needs. So glad they let this one get away.

  9. Ginn would in no way make our receiving core good, but he does have the ability to stretch the field. I’m not saying he’s a stud, but he could be good at being that guy that Butler supposedly is/was at having speed. And if we had Ginn and Butler on the field at the same time, that’s some serious speed (even though we know Butler doesn’t have football speed with respect to his 40 time in underwear). The thing I really love about Ginn is his ability to return kicks for large chunks of yardage. He’s a Pro Bowl type of talent as far as returning kicks is concerned. If we trade him for the Rob Sims 5th rounder, I certainly wouldn’t be upset. Somehow, someway, we need a player who has big play potential.

  10. BenderHawkFan says:

    Marshall also signed for 4/47.5. That’s a lot of money to invest in such a volatile personality.

    I liked the idea of Marshall in Seattle, but not at the price of 2 second rounders.

  11. Ginn had decent numbers 2 years ago – if he improves on that somewhat he’s at 1000 yards.

  12. pabs – That’s when Ginn had Pennington. And even Matt has a stronger arm than Pennington:)

  13. I’m glad that the Hawks didn’t give up the farm for BM, but I’m not glad he’s not a Hawk, they could have really used him. Guess you can’t have you’re cake and eat it too. I agree, Ginn for Simms’ 5th rounder is a great swap. Better field position on punt / kick returns is worth a 5th rounder. Who’s going to do that job now that Nate’s gone anyways?

  14. Dukeshire says:

    From everything I’ve seen of Ginn, his hands are unreliable at best. This isn’t the type of player Seattle needs to pursue. Syndro is on the money; they need to acquire picks, not give them away on underachievers.

  15. Hopefully we will pick up a receiver in the 2nd or 4th round, a guy like Eric Decker comes to mind (said it before, and I’m saying it again) or maybe Arrelious Benn if he is there at #60. There is not a lot of talent high in the draft, but I see a lot of potential in the mid to later rounds. We could get a guy like Jacoby Ford, who reminds me a lot of Ted Ginn, for stretching the field, or guys like LaFell or Decker who are tall safer targets.

  16. snydro81 says: “We were in no position to pay such a steep price for Marshall. We have way too many holes to be trading away two second round picks.”

    Respectfully disagree, snydro. Marshall is an elite impact player who scores points and makes everyone on offense better. He draws double coverage and allows the other WR to get open. He keeps the safeties back-peddling and allows holes to open up for the running game. A player like Brandon Marshall fills a lot of needs.

    Watch the two players that Denver drafts with those two 2nd round draft picks. Add them together and I doubt they will ever improve their team as much as Brandon Marshall will improve the Dolphins offense.

    Dammit, dammit, dammit. We procrastinated and lost.

  17. BenderHawkFan says:

    We didnt procrastinate. We chose to not make Marshall the highest paid WR and give up two second round draft choices at the same time. He’s a great WR, but I like the fact they the ‘Hawks werent too impulsive. If they could have got him on the cheap, fine.

    Makes draft day even more interesting knowing that we will most likely have both 1st rounders in-pocket.

  18. Dukeshire says:

    There is no way Seattle can head into next season without a 2nd and 3rd. The price for Marshall far outweighs his benefit to a team in the very early stages of rebuilding.

  19. Well, it’s official, the Seahawks did not make a single FA or trade move worth a crap. So much for what all those “experts” thought was going to happen here.

    I really hope they somehow strike gold with the Williams’.

    We do need those draft picks, but we don’t have enough to get the impact players we need at so many positions. I am really warming up to the idea of us trading down with #14 and trying to pick up an early second round pick in the process.

  20. seahawklovertoo says:

    Listen, Marshall is gone (for better or worse to us). Next !
    Ginn Jr is there to be had for cheap; we will NOT find a WR like that in the 5th round PERIOD !
    Lynch might not be worth the #60 to us. Agree on that.We can do better than that.
    What happened to Elvis Dumerville? Denver signed him? How about : Branch, Hill and Spencer for Elvis? The donkies need a WR,LBs and a big C, don’t they?

  21. Makes sense. MIA needed a WR bad, mostly because Ginn’s play has been so poor. Actually, MIA’s WR Davone Bess had better per pass performance in ’09 than B.Marshall, and their WR Brian Hartline’s play was very close (on per-pass basis). Ginn had bad games vs NE, NO, SD, NYJ, TB & BUF last season and never really had any good games, just average ones. Ginn’s game is similar to STL’s Danny Amendola.

  22. seahawklovertoo says:

    Why Elvis? Because he has proven he is good young player without any serious baggage. And we need a DE as much as WR.
    In this draft , the only DE I’d like playing for us is Everson Griffen , but he would be a helluva reach at #14. Unless we trade down we would never get him . He won’t last to #60 (nor will WRs LaFell or Decker)
    If we can trade for Elvis without giving any picks this year, we could trade up for Suh with our #6 and trade down our #14 with NE (I admit -highly unlikely) for their 1st + safety Pat Chung +their 4th or 5th OR , Pat Ching + #44 +3rd rounder.which we could turn into a LT @44 , OG Mike Johnson@60,and a RB in the third. All this looks like a pipe-dream but it is doable.

  23. I’m disappointed we didn’t get BM, but the price was too high and the team has greater needs. Still, I’m going to hate seeing him catch 100 balls for Miami, knowing we could have had him.

    Now I need to get excited about Sean Morey ….

  24. seahawklovertoo says:

    If we can have a defense that includes Suh and Elvis or, Suh and Griffen, with safeties like the safety from Utah and Myron Rolle on top of what we already have WE WILL BE THE MOST FEARED TEAM IN NFL.
    We already have improved on Special Teams play and the defense I wrote of, it will mean two greats out of three….. Our offense is one GOOD OLT away from OK even with the receivers we have .
    Great “D” and above average “ST” plus an OK “O” = kick ass play-off team .

  25. nighthawk2 says:

    Good. Now we can stop speculating on this nonsense and keep our draft picks for fixing the offensive line, which is our biggest area of need. Miami can deal with his 8 game suspension as soon as he goes out to some nightclub and gets himself in trouble again. And he will.

  26. I get it, but I’m still definitely real disappointed. I thought our 2nd would land him. Didn’t hear any reports that miami was in the running. Would have been fun to have a physical, stud receiver for once.

  27. Ted Ginn Jr. is the second worst receiver in the league. Why do you think a team desperate for WR help cut him?

    He has great track speed, but can’t run routes and can’t catch.

  28. For 2 seconds, I’m glad we didn’t bite. First PC decision i support 100%.

  29. Hooooooooray!!!!!!!!! Marshall should have a great time in Miami… They’re a match made in…. (guess),,,, ;-)

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