"Yes there was a meeting between Brandon, and Mr. Bowlen. There was a request for a trade. Mr. Bowlen has said that ownership will do everything in it's power to accommodate his wishes," said Marshall's agent Kennard McGuire to Fox31 Sports' Josina Anderson Tuesday morning.Later in the day, McGuire told FanHouse's Calvin Watkins that the two sides will progress with trade talks, despite Broncos coach Josh McDaniels' claim that he expects Marshall to attend the team's training camp.
The word from the front office in Denver (outside of McDaniels) wasn't much, as they merely offered a "no comment." Teaming the report with the information we have in front of us -- in addition to the way the Jay Cutler fiasco went down -- it would appear Marshall will be wearing a different uniform come Week 1 of the season.
In regards to the first part, there aren't many teams who wouldn't be interested in a receiver the caliber of Marshall. The fact that we're in mid-June, along with Marshall's salary demands as well as his health and off-field questions mitigate things a bit, though. We can speculate the Jets, Bears, Buccaneers, Eagles, Ravens and Cowboys would all be involved in the bidding for Marshall -- but that's pure conjecture at this point.
You'd think it would take a suitable replacement for Marshall along with some draft picks in order to land the troubled wideout. The thing is, no one offered more than a second-round pick for Anquan Boldin, and he seems like he'd be a much more attractive option for most teams.
Do the Eagles offer Kevin Curtis and two draft picks? Will 2nd and 3rd rounders be enough from the Bears? If not, do they tap into the 2011 draft to make the Broncos happy like they did with Cutler? Maybe the Cowboys send Roy Williams back on his way along with a pick or two?
Tons of speculation is sure to follow, because there aren't many receivers who can produce 206 catches, 2,590 yards and 13 touchdowns in two seasons -- as Marshall did in 2007-2008.
For now, though, it appears Marshall is officially on the proverbial block.