Brandon Marshall was hoping to turn things around this season with the Seattle Seahawks, but that was not in the cards for him. Even though he had not played a bad season thus far, the Seahawks chose to release the veteran wide receiver and allow him to try to find another team in free agency.
According to a report from Field Yates of ESPN, the Detroit Lions have worked out Marshall as they attempt to help fill the void left by the Golden Tate trade.
Source: former Seahawks WR Brandon Marshall worked out for the Lions.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 5, 2018
Detroit currently has Marvin Jones as their top receiving option, with Kenny Golladay being their No. 2. Marshall would be asked to come in and fill a No. 3 receiver role, which is a role that he could fit well in.
Throughout the seven games that he played with the Seahawks, Marshall caught 11 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. While those numbers may not look good, they were solid production for the role he had. Still, the Seahawks were not happy enough with his play to keep him around.
At 34 years old, Marshall could be heading toward the last chance of his career. Detroit may not end up signing him, but there is a good chance that someone will.
Once one of the most dangerous receivers in the game, Marshall doesn’t have much explosion left. If the Lions do give him a chance and he struggles, it would not be surprising to see him retire.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see if the Lions or another team decides to give him a chance.