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Brandon Marshall likely dealt soon
Posted Jan. 30 at 11:18 PM
Denver beat writers have figured Brandon Marshall's days as a Bronco were just about over for a while now. Veteran cornerback Champ Bailey agrees.
"I'd be surprised if he's back," Bailey told Mike Klis of The Denver Post yesterday. "I've seen it happen to the best of the best and the worst of the worst."
A trade can't become official until after the start of the league calendar on March 5, but it could happen before then; that's what happened a few years back when Clinton Portis was traded to Washington for Bailey and a second-round draft pick. That pick ended up being an infamous one in many respects: Denver used it to draft Tatum Bell.
Klis is only speculating, but believes Baltimore, Miami, Seattle, Chicago, Cleveland and perhaps the New York Jets are reasonable landing spots. Of those, the Ravens, Browns and Dolphins appear the most likely; the Bears are draft-pick poor after the Jay Cutler and Gaines Adams trades, and the Jets will probably roll with Braylon Edwards for another year. Seattle has been burned in most of its acquisitions of veteran wideouts in recent years.
Another team likely to come up whenever a Bronco is being shopped is Washington, now coached by Mike Shanahan.
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