Apr 13, 2010 10:50 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Brandon Marshall has signed his $2.521 million tender from the Denver Broncos, a move which could help facilitate a trade for the mercurial wide receiver.
The Broncos slapped a first-round tender on Marshall, but teams were unwilling to part with a first-round draft pick to lure the restricted free agent out of Denver.
Marshall had his third straight 100-catch season last year and made his second consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl despite several run-ins with coach Josh McDaniels. He was suspended for insubordination in training camp and again for the season finale after he was tardy for treatment on a hamstring injury the team felt he was exaggerating.
He caught 101 passes in 2009, including an NFL-record 21 in a loss at Indianapolis.
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