At camp, Marshall seems intent on leaving Broncos |

At camp, Marshall seems intent on leaving Broncos

Mike Klis
The Denver Post
Denver Broncos runs a drill with Adam Gase, Wide receivers coach during Rookie Camp Monday, July 27, 2009 at Dove Valley. John Leyba, The Denver Post

Less than two hours before star Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall took part in his first official practice since last season, his agent, Kennard McGuire, was standing outside the front doors of the team’s head-quarters talking to general manager Brian Xanders.

McGuire had been at Broncos headquarters since 8 a.m. Monday when his client dutifully, if reluctantly, showed up to take his physical exam and grueling conditioning test, which Marshall passed despite offseason hip surgery.

Marshall arrived here seemingly to tell the Broncos he wants out. He said this through his slack body language. He said this by what he wouldn’t say. He said this through the thinly disguised words he chose.

“I have faith in the conversations I’ve had with ownership and my agent and I’m going to put my faith and belief in everything that I’ve heard,” Marshall said.

He was referring to his private meeting June 12 with Broncos owner Pat Bowlen. Marshall has said he asked for a trade then, and that Bowlen said he would try to accommodate his wishes. Bowlen has not commented on his meeting with Marshall and was not at the team’s headquarters Monday.

McGuire talked briefly with Broncos coach Josh McDaniels on Monday morning, and for a good 10 minutes with Xanders outside the team’s facility Monday afternoon before the latter conversation moved inside.

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