Marshall, Broncos to talk; trade still likely
The Denver Post
There will be conversation today between Broncos star receiver Brandon Marshall and coach Josh McDaniels. General manager Brian Xanders may also be involved in the talk.
For now, not much should be read into the scheduled conversation. Marshall is to speak with the Broncos’ bosses by phone, not in person. And Marshall, a restricted free agent, is still expected to be traded, if not during during next week’s draft, then shortly thereafter.
The talk between McDaniels and Marshall – their first since the coach called to congratulate his receiver during Pro Bowl week in late-January – may have been stimulated by the Santonio Holmes trade on Sunday, and by the impending offer-sheet deadline. Restricted free agents have until Thursday to receive an offer from other teams.
The Pittsburgh Steelers dealt Holmes, one of their top two receivers who is less than two years removed from winning the Super Bowl XLIII MVP award, to the New York Jets for a fifth-round draft pick.