Seattle Seahawks Parts Ways with Veteran WR Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Seattle Seahawks announced that they had parted ways with wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The Seahawks signed Marshall in September, and the 34-year-old managed 11 catches for 136 yards and one touchdown throughout the first eight games of the season.

Brandon Marshall joined Seattle in order to provide depth on the wide receiver position after the team lost Paul Richardson while Doug Baldwin was dealing with injuries. Marshall, however, was inconsistent when given a chance, and ultimately fell out of the rotation due to the emergence of David Moore. Since Baldwin is once again healthy and Tyler Lockett is also playing on a high level, Seahawks felt that they don’t need Marshall anymore.

According to ESPN‘s Adam Schefter, Marshall isn’t considering retirement and will try to find another team in the following weeks.

Brandon Marshall had an illustrious NFL career, playing for five other teams, including Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears, before coming to Seattle. During his time in the league, he had six Pro Bowl selections and earned First-team All-Pro honors in 2012. He was also NFL receiving touchdowns co-leader in 2015.

Marshall played a total of 178 NFL games in his career and has managed to catch 970 passes for 12,351 yards and 83 touchdowns during that time.