Pete Carroll leaves the door open for a Brandon Marshall return

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On Tuesday, the Seahawks released receiver Brandon Marshall. On Wednesday, coach Pete Carroll suggested that Marshall could return.

“He was a great pro for us,” Carroll told reporters. “He did such good stuff [and] helped guys on both sides of the football with all of his experience and all that. He’s in terrific shape for this stage of his career and he can still play. It happened that we looked at the roster, we looked at the way we’re running the football, we needed a little bit more help across the board with [special] teams and some stuff that would help us in general. There’s just not enough throws to get it to him, but he can play and in the event where something came down and we had a chance, we’d love to have him back. We just had to do something right now and it’s unfortunate.”

Though Carroll didn’t say it, the development of David Moore likely made Marshall expendable. With Moore climbing the depth chart, the Seahawks needed to give Marshall’s spot to someone who would be playing special teams.

The Seahawks did Marshall a favor by cutting him on Tuesday; if they’d waited a day, he could have been claimed by any other team on waivers. Now, he gets to pick his next destination. If he wants, he can wait to see if Moore or Doug Baldwin or Tyler Lockett suffers an injury, opening the door for a potential return.

However it turns out, here’s hoping Marshall ends up with a playoff contender. Despite a stellar career that dates back to 2006, he has never played in a playoff game.

14 responses to “Pete Carroll leaves the door open for a Brandon Marshall return

  1. I had higher hopes for him. Now I hope he catches on with a team that wants him and will use him. Too funny that he will probably get another job soon and Dez Bryant won’t

  2. Dallas could use him.

    that would really free up Beasley.

    Beas can’t function as well with a #2 DB on him.

    BM would really free him up bigtime.

  3. Z SPORTS NETWORK says:
    November 1, 2018 at 4:43 am
    Dallas could use him.
    that would really free up Beasley.
    Beas can’t function as well with a #2 DB on him.
    BM would really free him up bigtime.
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    Marshall isn’t good enough anymore to draw attention to free anyone up. If he was, he’d still be on the Seahawks- their receiving corps isn’t that great.

    Nothing can free up Cole Beasley. He’s just the best of a really bad lot who’d be a WR3 on most teams.

  4. omeimontis says:
    November 1, 2018 at 1:11 am
    Penny-pinching sometimes means PPM (Penny-pinching Mode) won’t have a chance to bring this guy or some other guy back.
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    Fail.

  5. Based on what exactly Z Sports?

    I have always been a big Marshall fan and was excited to see what he had left (especially at such a cheap price tag) going in to the season, but there seems to be plenty of evidence after this and last season that he is about done. The only thing he’d really bring to Dallas at this point is a recognizable name.

  6. omeimontis says:
    Penny-pinching sometimes means PPM (Penny-pinching Mode) won’t have a chance to bring this guy or some other guy back.
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    He can’t play anymore. Perfect for the 49ers or Cardinals.

  7. fissilemissile says:
    November 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm
    I heard the Raiders were down a receiver…
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    MOst teams who recently played Seattle are down a receiver. They were concussed and out for a few weeks.

  8. 161 rushing yards per game since DJ Fluker started week 3. That’s #1 by ten yards per game better than Todd Gurley and the #1 Rams. Penny Pinching Mode. I’ll take it.

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