The Miami Dolphins have acquired wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Denver Broncos will receive a second-round pick in 2010 and 2011 in exchange for the disgruntled wide out. Pending a physical, Marshall is expected to sign one of the most lucrative receiver contracts in the history of the NFL.
Mandel’s Take: The Dolphins get a receiver they need and Denver gets almost-fair value for a player who everyone in the league knew they wanted to get rid of. That’s a testament to how talented Marshall is; even though it was common knowledge that he wasn’t welcome in Denver, the Broncs were still able to get meaningful picks for him. That’s a pretty good job by Denver. Three consecutive 100-reception seasons and double-digit touchdown potential are what he brings, but he’ll arrive in South Beach with baggage that doesn’t quite fit in the overhead compartment. Although Marshall