Veteran WR Brandon Marshall visiting Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks don’t have too many household names currently on their receiving corps, but that could soon change. According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, the Seahawks are set to host former New York Jets and Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall on a free-agent visit.
Marshall was cut by the Giants a couple weeks ago due to a failed physical designation. His release was made even more infamous as it came shortly after he told Dez Bryant that there was no room for him in New York. His visit to Seattle will be his first meeting with any team since his release.
The 34-year-old is coming off the worst season of his career in 2017 as he suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers. He finished with 18 catches for 154 yards and no touchdowns in five games during his lone season with the Giants. His last full season was also less than impressive as he had just 59 catches for 788 yards and three touchdowns for the Jets.
Despite his injury-shortened season, the Seahawks seem to believe Marshall can make a full recovery and still be a capable contributor on offense.
The Seahawks could sure use someone with Marshall’s ability as a receiver. Seattle lost a lot of receiving talent this offseason with the departures of two of their top receivers from last year, Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham, in free agency. Top receiver Doug Baldwin remains and is joined by Tyler Lockett, Jaron Brown, Marcus Johnson, Amara Darboh, and Tanner McEvoy.