Recently released by the Seahawks, Brandon Marshall continues to receive interest about continuing his lengthy NFL career.
Used more earlier in the season in Seattle, Marshall caught 11 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown as a Seahawk. The team’s receiver situation improved, however, as the season progressed, and Marshall’s role diminished. He only caught two passes since Week 4.
Nevertheless, Pete Carroll said there could still be a spot for the 34-year-old wideout in Seattle. That would likely depend on how healthy the Seahawks’ incumbent receivers are. But the Lions are kicking the tires on Marshall in the meantime.
Detroit just lost longtime starter Golden Tate, traded to Philadelphia for a third-round pick. T.J. Jones and UDFA Brandon Powell round out the Lions’ backup wideout contingent, so the team is in need of another receiver.
Marshall’s been perhaps the best wideout in NFL history at producing for many teams. He’s recorded 1,200-plus-yard seasons with four franchises. Although at this stage of his career, Marshall would probably be more of a depth piece than instant-impact starter.