Brandon Marshall is no longer a second string wide receiver on the Broncos. We think.
On the team’s latest released depth chart, Marshall is listed once again as a starting receiver. Then again, so are three other wideouts: Eddie Royal, Brandon Stokley, and Jabar Gaffney.
Josh McDaniels lists 12 offensive starters in all, which would be a revolutionary way to attack defenses in the 2009 season.
Still, Marshall was listed as a backup last week, so this can be taken as a positive sign. So can the fact that Marshall is now doing everything at practice again, according to coach Josh McDaniels. Marshall was working exclusively with the scout team last week.
Asked if Marshall would play in Denver’s preseason game against Chicago Sunday night, McDaniels gave a glimpse into the joy of covering the new-look Broncos.
“When the players are ready to play, they’ll play in the preseason,”
McDaniels said. If they’re not
ready to play in the preseason, then they won’t play in the preseason.
And if they’re ready to go at Cincinnati [In Week One], that’s when they’ll play.”