by Joe Fortenbaugh
March 05, 02010
One of the 32 NFL teams has officially entered the Brandon Marshall sweepstakes.
That team is the Seattle Seahawks.
Marshall is expected to visit with the Seahawks on Saturday, according to a tweet from Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. The parties will meet to see if they can work out the parameters of an offer sheet.
Since Marshall is a restricted free agent, any team interested in signing him would have to give the Denver Broncos a first-round pick as compensation—since that was the level he was tendered at this past week. In addition, the Broncos would have seven days to match any offer made to Marshall. Should they decline, Marshall would then be free to sign with the team that made him the offer.
In 15 games with the Broncos last season, Marshall caught 101 passes for 1,120 yards with ten touchdowns.
Seattle owns two picks in the first round of April’s draft—numbers six and 14. If the Seahawks were to acquire Marshall, they would send the sixth overall pick to the Broncos as compensation, leaving Seattle with the 14th overall pick—which they acquired from the Broncos last year for their second-round pick (No. 37 overall) in the 2009 draft.
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