Brandon Marshall is running out of time to get an offer sheet from another team as a restricted free agent.
With 10 days remaining to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets, the market for Marshall remains at a murmur, save for his visit to Seattle early during the free agency period. The Seahawks appear to be taking a wait-and-see approach on Marshall, with coach Pete Carroll saying almost two weeks ago there is still “some potential” for a deal.
Another destination that has run hot and cold on the rumor mill — the New York Jets — appears to be out at this point. According to the Daily News, league sources maintain the Jets are not interested in signing or trading for Marshall.
Marshall was extended a first-round tender by the Broncos, a significant level of compensation for teams who might believe that price will come down during or after the draft. If the Broncos lower their reported demands for a first-round pick as part of a trade, however, perhaps other suitors would emerge.
Denver Post columnist Dave Krieger updated us last week on teams that could be interested in Marshall, listing the Buccaneers, Jaguars, Panthers, Redskins and Bears. Initially, some are more realistic than others. Following the trade for Donovan McNabb, the Redskins are without picks in the second and third rounds. The Panthers are without a first-round pick, the Jaguars have no second-round pick, and the Bears have no picks in the first two rounds. The Bucs are in the best position, with two second-round picks.
But we haven’t discussed the possibility of teams trading a 2011 pick for Marshall, either.