While we wouldn’t call it a bombshell, some surprising news came out of Denver this afternoon: Brandon Marshall was back at practice.
The return to the practice field comes only one day after Marshall and his agent met with the Broncos’ front office to request a new contract, and then a trade.
Denver turned down both requests, and Marshall’s lack of participation in practice Monday evening after he declared himself healthy indicated that the two sides could be headed for a standoff.
Marshall’s return to the field Monday may be a recognition that Marshall doesn’t have many options.
The 2008 Pro Bowler could not show up to camp, but that would cost up to $15,888 per day. He could pretend to be injured, but that would eventually risk earnings as well.
The best course for Marshall would seemingly be to keep quiet, play great football, and boost his market value. But that option sounds too simple to actually happen.