Posted Sun Sep 6th by Monty
As expected, Brandon Marshall was back at the Denver Broncsos‘ team facility Sunday, reports Mike Klis of the Denver Post. The team had yet to announce Marshall’s return from suspension, or the corresponding roster move.
UPDATE: And it appears they won’t have to. The Broncos have been granted a temporary roster exemption from the NFL, allowing them to keep 54 players on their roster until Monday. Expect an announcement on a released player tonight or tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile, Klis speculates that new New York Jets quarterback Kevin O’Connell, whom the team acquired via trade from the Detroit Lions today, could be used as leverage for a trade for Marshall. The Jets are said to have interest in Marshall, while the Broncos put in a waiver claim for O’Connell last week.
I’d wager the Jets’ motives are a bit simpler than that. The Jets also put in a claim for O’Connell when the Patriots released him last week, not knowing the Broncos would as well. That suggests they wanted O’Connell for the young signal caller that he is (despite their current plethora of young QB’s).
Maybe they’re also happy to have whatever peek at the Patriots’ playbook O’Connell can offer.
So while I find Klis’ line of thought intriguing, if Marshall can stay a happy camper (which it appears he is finally trying to do), I think he’ll finish the season a Bronco. Who knows after that?