Brandon Marshall no lock to make Seahawks’ roster

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The Seahawks signed veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall this offseason, putting him in prime position to join the 1,000-catch club.

If he makes the roster.

That, however, is no lock, according to ESPN, which points out that Marshall’s meager guarantee of $90,000 means it would be easy for Seattle to cut him before the start of the regular season.

The 34-year-old Marshall is coming off two surgeries, one on his ankle and one on his toe, and he played in just five games last year. In those five games he managed just 18 catches for 154 yards, a career-low average of 8.6 yards per catch. Marshall hasn’t been able to do much this offseason because of a hamstring injury.

Marshall himself admitted that “I’m not where I want to be, not even close, but my goal is to be in midseason form come camp.”

If Marshall isn’t where the Seahawks want him to be in camp, don’t be surprised if he’s not on the team when the regular season starts.

29 responses to “Brandon Marshall no lock to make Seahawks’ roster

  1. That was my point when first signed. Only potential win for Seahawks, with this move. Here’s hoping it works out for him and the team!

  2. I say let him walk, I’m a giants fan and did absolutely nothing, so let him walk.

  3. Marshall’s jinx (“No room for you here, bro” — aimed at WR Dez Bryant) is forever going to haunt him now tee-hee-hee

  4. I say let Darbo Moore or the ex huskie Stringfellow have his roster spot. More upside plus those dudes play teams. 34 is ancient in the NFL

  5. Say what you want about Marshall, the dude is a good guy who got help when demons threatened to derail his life.

    If he is able to contribute, the 1000 catch club will get a deserving new member. He did it with mostly guys in the has been/never was category.

  6. Unless he injures himself there’s no way he doesn’t make that roster. Marshall may be getting up there in age, but he’s just as dominant today as he was 5 years ago. Now that he is set up with a QB that can make all the throws he should shatter the 1000 catch club.

  7. Maybe he can start doing the “big christian meathead” career and start inserting himself into more christian video gobbledeekgook with Trent Dilfer and that one quarterback for the Jets that is like 50 years old that places like my church love to purchase.

  8. Im rooting for him. He played for my Giants last year and didnt have a good season but he was a good guy while he was here. I wish him the best. I dont understand why anyone would root for another person to fail.

  9. Brandon Marshall the beast who would get winded at the end of games in Miami. Taking himself out because he couldn’t handle the heat. He then was Dez before Dez, going after his starting QBs on the sidelines and the headlines.

    Brandon Marshall put up great career numbers yet came up small in the biggest games. Disappearing weeks at a time and shrinking from the moment when needed most.

  10. BillAndTomsAsteriskAdventure says:
    June 21, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    Say what you want about Marshall, the dude is a good guy who got help when demons threatened to derail his life.

    If he is able to contribute, the 1000 catch club will get a deserving new member. He did it with mostly guys in the has been/never was category.

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    All very true. Great points.

    Marshall has been a very good player throughout his career. He is in the top 25 players all-time in receiving yards. He has been to the Pro Bowl six times, he’s been All-Pro twice. He’s had 8 seasons with more than 1,000 yards. Most to his credit, he’s done all this without good teams around him. He’s never played with a very good QB, he’s usually been the best player on his team. The QBs he’s played the most with are Jay Cutler, Chad Henne, and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Getting 1,000 yards consistently with those QBs is a big accomplishment.

  11. I would be absolutely shocked if he doesn’t make the team. Can never be sure about anything with Pete Carroll though. I was shocked when RW3 was given the reins just a few months after Matt Flynn was signed to be QB1. That turned out ok so far.

  12. Scroll back up and read @nflviewer. He/she has the most informed post on this thread. Why do people have to be so hateful toward other human beings, even in writing?

  13. I think it’s kind of ridiculous to call the Seahawks “bad” or predict the outcome of a season that hasn’t even started. How many teams have been written off in the pre-season only to prove otherwise once the season started? The roster is not set, the first game has yet to be played, the coaching staff has changed significantly, but yet everyone thinks they know how it will all play out? From watching football for the last 50 years, I know it could go either way, but let’s at least watch until the first snap of the season to proclaim the outcome.

  14. seattlesue427 says:
    June 22, 2018 at 9:27 am
    I think it’s kind of ridiculous to call the Seahawks “bad” or predict the outcome of a season that hasn’t even started.
    =========================================
    The Hawks run is over!
    Your coach is no longer respected.
    Wilson is the only guy on that team thats want to win.

    Time for the Horns to take over!

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