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Brandon Marshall traded to Miami

Adam Schefter reports that the Miami Dolphins have traded for the talented yet unpredictable Brandon Marshall.

For the second straight year, the Broncos will pull off a blockbuster deal, this time trading wide receiver Brandon Marshall to Miami for a second-round pick next Friday and what is thought to be an additional second-round pick in 2011, according to league sources.

The trade is contingent upon the league processing the paper work and Marshall passing his physical, neither of which is expected to be an issue Wednesday. Marshall is scheduled to fly to Miami to take his physical and, if he passes, sign what will be one of the most lucrative wide receiver deals in NFL history. It is the type of contract that an unhappy Marshall had been seeking in recent years. Miami will provide it, making Marshall very happy.

The general consensus was that Marshall would eventually land in Seattle, but Miami had a need for a true #1 WR and Marshall is one of the best in the game. Two second rounders is a lot to give up for a player with Marshall’s recent history of attitude problems, but head honcho Bill Parcells obviously believes that a new contract and a fresh start in sunny Miami is just what he needs.

Fantasy-wise, this is a boost for Chad Henne and a slight downgrade for Marshall, who has to learn a new offense and develop a rapport with his second QB in as many years. Kyle Orton and Denver’s offense will be hurt by Marshall’s loss, but this probably means that 2009 disappointment Eddie Royal will be a prime breakout candidate in 2010.


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