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Brandon Marshall cleared for on-field activity after hip scope

Bears wide receiver Marshall makes a catch over Rams cornerback Finnegan during the second half of their NFL football game at Soldier Field in Chicago Reuters

Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall deemed himself 100 percent healthy earlier this offseason, but the Bears doctors weren’t convinced that he could handle a full workload until Tuesday.

They wanted to wait and make sure that Marshall had fully healed from the arthroscopic surgery on his hip earlier this offseason before giving Marshall the green light. The wideout announced via Twitter that the medical staff had made that determination, which frees Marshall to join his teammates on the field for the rest of offseason activities and training camp but not until he’s listened to some tunes by Uncle Reece to get himself back into the right frame of mind.

“Just got cleared to get back out there with my teammates. #Glory. Only right to get in the zone by blasting @Unclereece Until I pass out,” Marshall wrote.

The scope was done just after the end of the season, which means Marshall has had almost three months to work his way back into the necessary condition for doctors to sign off on his return. Marshall has dealt with hip issues for several years and has had other surgeries in hopes of solving the problem, but the issue has continued to linger. It didn’t do much to limit Marshall’s production in 2012, however, and there’s no reason to believe 2013 will be any different.

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16 Responses to “Brandon Marshall cleared for on-field activity after hip scope”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 4, 2013 11:38 AM

    Well, there’s your built in excuse when the Packers wideouts make this guy look average by comparison.

    “They missed something on the scope; he’ll be back in 2014 and better than ever!”

  2. tangledupinblue12 says: Jun 4, 2013 12:06 PM

    Make him look ordinary? He had 118 catches for 1508 yards and 11 touchdowns last year. Regardless of what the Packer wideouts do, Brandon Marshall is anything but ordinary.

  3. jazsrt says: Jun 4, 2013 12:13 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Jun 4, 2013 11:38 AM
    Well, there’s your built in excuse when the Packers wideouts make this guy look average by comparison.

    “They missed something on the scope; he’ll be back in 2014 and better than ever!”

    -Fairly similar to the Packers o-line/defense/ST excuses that have generated two playoff stompings in most recent exhibitions.

  4. mazblast says: Jun 4, 2013 12:19 PM

    Marshall is a classic example of a talented guy who almost talked and acted himself out of the league, then got it together. It’s funny how he realized that he could still be a terrific player without having to do/say all the over stuff.

    Best wishes on a full recovery. He’s one of the few Bears worth tuning in to see.

  5. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 4, 2013 12:29 PM

    Good point. How did the bears do in the playoffs the last 2 years?

  6. jazsrt says: Jun 4, 2013 12:57 PM

    ponderthedumpoffking says:
    Jun 4, 2013 12:29 PM
    Good point. How did the bears do in the playoffs the last 2 years?

    -To me, getting knocked out in the first round is parallel to finishing with a 10-6 record. but that’s just my opinion.

    We certainly didn’t “beat ourselves”.

  7. jazsrt says: Jun 4, 2013 12:59 PM

    *My apologies-2nd round last year. That game against the Vikings was a huge win for the franchise.

  8. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 4, 2013 1:07 PM

    Almost as big as the 2010 NFC championship game.

  9. jazsrt says: Jun 4, 2013 1:22 PM

    ponderthedumpoffking says:
    Jun 4, 2013 1:07 PM
    Almost as big as the 2010 NFC championship game.

    -Yes, that was a big game for the Packers-almost three years ago.

    More recent playoff appearances (within a 12 month period, or the most recent NFL season, perhaps) haven’t been as favorable.

  10. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 4, 2013 2:05 PM

    Ah yes. After going 7-1 and then missing the playoffs and losing the division to the packers, you guys are saying that making the 2nd round of the playoffs isn’t as good as going 10-6 and missing them.

    This is the difference between the best franchise in the NFL and all the rest of you.

  11. jazsrt says: Jun 4, 2013 2:28 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Jun 4, 2013 2:05 PM
    Ah yes. After going 7-1 and then missing the playoffs and losing the division to the packers, you guys are saying that making the 2nd round of the playoffs isn’t as good as going 10-6 and missing them.

    This is the difference between the best franchise in the NFL and all the rest of you.

    -Merely stating my opinion, Tokyo-Just as you did with the above reference to the “best franchise in the NFL”..that is in fact, an opinion, not a fact.

  12. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 4, 2013 2:35 PM

    Is there another franchise with more world championships?

  13. jazsrt says: Jun 4, 2013 4:12 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Jun 4, 2013 2:35 PM
    Is there another franchise with more world championships?

    -Using that logic on a smaller scale, that must mean quantitatively the Bears are a better team than the Packers as the current all-time record stands at 92-88.

  14. dirkdeez says: Jun 4, 2013 4:14 PM

    I just would like to know why these so called Packer fans always leave comments on stories about Bear players worry about whatever they do and hop off. GO BEARS!!

  15. tangledupinblue12 says: Jun 4, 2013 4:34 PM

    Who has won the most championships? The Pack, with 13. Who is second on the list? The Bears, with 9. Historically, both franchises are successful, and incredibly important to the league.

    You guys have had more success lately, and have had two of the best quarterbacks in the modern era. The Bears, meanwhile, have had some of the best running backs and linebackers in the modern era. We can go back over each team’s history and find something to crow and beat our chests about, or we can all agree that as of right now, the only people who should be bragging are Raven’s fans.

  16. jazsrt says: Jun 4, 2013 4:44 PM

    dirkdeez-See definition below to answer your question:

    Internet troll: A person whose sole purpose in life is to seek out people to argue with on the internet over extremely trivial issues. Such arguments can happen on blogs, Facebook, Myspace and a host of others.

    tangledupinblue12-I completely agree with the above statement.

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