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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Brandon Marshall is 34 years old but he’s not ready to thrown in the towel just yet. Marshall signed with the Seattle Seahawks today and would like to resurrect his professional football career. After struggling with the Giants and Jets the last couple of seasons Marshall gets another fresh start and this willl likely be the veteran receiver’s last stop if he can’t get something going in Pete Carroll’s offense. The general managers around the league have no desire to waste a roster spot on a fading receiver, so Marshall needs to come out and at least put up five or six touchdowns. If the 6’4 230 pound pass catcher can contribute something in a complementary role then that will be the key to extending Marshall’s future in this league. The Seahawks aren’t asking for a lot but they do need more than a litte bit from the former Central Florida standout. With eight seasons of 1,000 receiving yards on his resume there’s definitely a chance Brandon Marshall has some gas left in the tank. Especially when you consider Russell Wilson led the NFL in passing touchdowns last year with 34. Without a doubt there’s a little bit of opportunity there for Marshall to join this ball club and grab more than a couple of TDs. Maybe the biggest factor whether or not that happens will be the 13th year pro’s fitness level? If Marshall can cut his weight down to 220 or 215 pounds he’ll be much better suited for the speed of the NFL game. 230 is just too heavy unless Marshall wants to bump inside and be an undersized receiving tight end. At this point of his career Marshall should stay outside where he is familiar with the position but he has to get faster and that can be achieved by lowinger his playing weight. Give credit to the Seahawks for taking a risk on Brandon Marshall though if this move pans out it could be a big signing for them.
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This could be Brandon Marshall’s last chance to resurrect his career.