Thursday, April 1, 2010

SEAHAWKS: BREAKING: Team acquires Marshall for second rounder, Sims and conditional 2011 pick

Brandon Marshall

The Seahawks have been flirting with the prospect of acquiring Denver restricted free agent Brandon Marshall since free agency began last month and it looks like Pete Carroll and company have finally landed their man, according to numerous inside sources.

Marshall is a now Seahawk. Guard Rob Sims is now a Bronco. Seattle also shelled out its 2010 second-round pick and a conditional 2011 pick. The details of the 2011 pick are unknown at this point. UPDATE: The conditional pick could be as high as a first rounder and as low as a third.

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If you're still reading, be sure to check this link for additional details on the signing.

Some have labeled Marshall as one of the top five WRs in the league. However, those skills do come with some baggage.

He's been arrested numerous times, including for suspicion of DUI and domestic violence.

He was also suspended by his own team more than once last season for "detrimental conduct," as Broncos HC Josh McDaniels put it, which really amounted to Marshall's unhappiness with his current contract.

He's also been suspended by the league for those transgressions.

Marshall was drafted 119 overall in the 2006 draft and managed 308 yards and two touchdowns his rookie season. He exploded his sophomore year, with more than 1,300 yards and seven touchdowns.

UPDATE: In case you still have not figured it out by clicking on one of the numerous links in the first three paragraphs, yes, this is an April Fool's joke.

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