Brandon Marshall will sit out Denver’s season finale, but it’s not just because of his hamstring injury.
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels announced Friday Marshall will sit because of a coach’s decision.
McDaniels reportedly said the reason was an accountability issue. According to the Twitter account of Colorado Springs Gazette reporter Frank Schwab: “McD’s message is Marshall wouldn’t play through some injuries that others will play with on Sunday.”
Marshall was suspended by McDaniels in training camp, when Marshall also appeared to milk an injury and give less than full effort. Marshall’s contract is up after the season, and he may be trying to avoid an injury that keeps him from getting paid.
Of course, an incident like this is a huge reminder that any long-term contract for Marshall will have its risks.