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Broncos trade Marshall to Dolphins

UPDATED (12:02 p.m.)...

The Denver Broncos traded Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday.

The Broncos receive two second-round draft picks, one in next week's draft and one in next year's draft, they announced. The Dolphins also announced the trade, but without providing specifics about the draft choices.

According to a report by ESPN, Marshall agreed to a four-year, $47.5 million contract extension in conjunction with the trade. The deal includes $24 million in guaranteed money, according to the report.

Marshall was a restricted free agent earlier this offseason but signed his one-year contract tender Tuesday.

He clashed with the Broncos in the past over his contract, and had his troubles last season with Coach Josh McDaniels.

McDaniels suspended Marshall during the preseason. Marshall was on the team's inactive list for the final regular season game after McDaniels suggested he thought that Marshall should have been willing to play with an injury, but wasn't.

Marshall signed his one-year, $2.521 million contract tender with the Broncos on Tuesday. That tender offer would have enabled the Broncos to receive a first-round draft pick as compensation from any team that had signed Marshall in restricted free agency.

Instead, the Broncos agreed to accept a pair of second-rounders from the Dolphins. It had been speculated in recent days that the Seattle Seahawks were the front-runners to trade for Marshall.

Marshall had 101 catches for 1,120 yards and 10 touchdowns last season for the Broncos. He set an NFL single-game receiving record with 21 catches against the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 13.

It was the third straight 100-catch season for Marshall.

He also has exceeded 1,100 receiving yards in each of those three seasons.

In all, he had 327 catches for 4,019 yards and 25 touchdowns in four seasons with the Broncos.

But his contract issues with the Broncos led him to reportedly request to be traded at one point. McDaniels suspended Marshall during the preseason last year after Marshall reportedly performed lackadaisically during one practice and punted the ball away after a drill.

Marshall rejoined the team and had a Pro Bowl season. However, Marshall sat out the Broncos' season-ending game against the Kansas City Chiefs because of a hamstring injury.

McDaniels, at the time, called it "a coaching decision" and also said: "There's a lot of players that play with things that are more difficult to play with than what he has."

Marshall also experienced off-field troubles that included involvement in a series of domestic incidents. He was suspended by the NFL for one game in the 2008 season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

By Mark Maske  |  April 14, 2010; 7:52 AM ET  | Category:  Broncos , Dolphins Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Lol, I wasn't defending his character and by his personal life I only meant he'll be living it up in Miami beach with his millions of dollars.

Posted by: ozpunk | April 15, 2010 1:14 PM

armchairgm is an idiot.

Posted by: james51 | April 14, 2010 10:18 PM

Sorry Armchaimgm, but you seemed to have left off a few items:

1) He was present at the murder of Darrent Williams in an incident that revolved around an apparent retaliation with Marshall's cousin.

2) Three arrests of domestic violence.

3) DWI arrest

Not counting an incident in college for assault on a police officer, this all happened within a two year period!!

How's that for problems with your personal life!!

Posted by: dkidwell61 | April 14, 2010 7:21 PM

but his personal life should be much better.Posted by: ozpunk

Please, tell me what about his PERSONAL LIFE should be better.

Don't take it personal OzPunk, but I'm getting so sick of this nebulous, ambiguous, never defined "bad personal life" crap defaming the character of far too many black athletes.
So please, if it's not too much of problem for you-DEFINE WHAT YOU MEAN!!

This is what I know of Brandon Marshall...2 years ago, Marshall was suspended by Roger Goodell for 4 games for violating the leaques personal conduct policy for.... injuries sustained while roughhousing with his brother at a family get-together and for having the police called to his house twice with a year for arguments with his still-girlfriend.

.....And.... that's it my man
So can you see while it's infuriating to keep hearing about this guy's "personal life" Brandon Marshall, like far too many black players keep getting their personal life thrown in their faces.
It drives me crazy that they don't/won't/can't realize they are being maneuvered/tasked with completing one of the 12 labors of Hercules with this idea of PERFECT PERSONAL LIVES-It's never going to happen because as humans we simply don't control all variables in any given situation-namely other humans and particularly WOMEN.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | April 14, 2010 4:30 PM

You know, the Redskins had a chance to grab him and they didn't! I think he would have been a good fit and that's a damn shame they let him go to Miami. I hope they add another big time receiver for McNabb to go to! I'm definitely disappointed they didn't go and get him.


Posted by: cancunkng | April 14, 2010 3:20 PM

Hmm, Brandon gets a new contract some awesome beachfront property and the f outta Colorado. He probably wasn't much of a skiier, so this deal is win win in that respect. However, I have doubts that his on field success will continue with Chad Henne under center, but his personal life should be much better.

Posted by: ozpunk | April 14, 2010 2:51 PM

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