Lions Work Out Brandon Marshall

Recently released by the Seahawks, Brandon Marshall continues to receive interest about continuing his lengthy NFL career.

The former Broncos, Dolphins, Bears, Jets, Giants and Seahawks wide receiver worked out for the Lions on Monday, ESPN.com’s Field Yates tweets. He joined Bruce Ellington in doing so.

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.

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  1. diller79

    If your going to get a veteran slow big bodied receiver go after Dez and not Brandon Marshall

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Both of those guys believe that they should have control in the locker room. A rookie coach like Patricia would be wise to avoid these types of personalities.

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      • Sick of Losing

        agreed, this dude needs to accept reality and hang it up.

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