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Broncos WR Marshall hoping comparison pays

Mike Klis
The Denver Post

What Brandon Marshall is to the Broncos, Roddy White is to the Atlanta Falcons.

Both are their respective teams’ No. 1 receivers who were named to the Pro Bowl last year. Both are coming off breakout, back-to-back seasons, with White accumulating 2,584 yards and 13 touchdown catches in 2007 and 2008 and Marshall recording a near-identical 2,590 yards and 13 TDs.

Marshall is not unfamiliar with the similarities. Nor did he miss the news that White held out from the Falcons’ training camp until he received a six-year, $50 million contract extension last week.

Marshall had conducted a similar protest by holding out from the Broncos’ minicamp in June but returned to the practice field Sunday with no change in his contract that has a $2.198 million salary remaining.

As it so happened, Marshall was in Atlanta last week. His visit there made all the papers. Between courtroom sessions of his trial that would acquit him on misdemeanor battery charges,Marshall found time to catch up with White.

For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_13141549


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