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Agent confirms Marshall's trade request
National Football League

Agent confirms Marshall's trade request

Published Jun. 17, 2009 2:26 a.m. ET

The Brandon Marshall rumors aren't rumors anymore. The disgruntled Pro Bowl wide receiver wants out of Denver.

Days after the Broncos' No. 1 wideout skipped the team's mandatory minicamp, Marshall's agent confirmed that his client has asked management to trade him.

"Yes there was a meeting between Brandon, and (Broncos owner) Mr. (Pat) Bowlen," Marshall's agent, Kennard McGuire told FOX31 in Denver. "There was a request for a trade. Mr. Bowlen has said that ownership will do everything in its power to accommodate his wishes."

Marshall's issue with the team is primarily about money, but he also has cited a lack of trust in Denver's medical staff for not wanting to rehab at team headquarters following what he has called a misdiagnosis of his hip injury last year.

In his most recent posting on his Web site, Marshall wrote: "It's kind of funny now but some of my coaches thought I was getting 'big-headed' and just didn't want to practice but I needed some fine tuning.

"What made last year so weird was that I got two MRIs, one in camp and the second around week six and was told nothing was wrong but come to find out THERE WAS A BIT OF A PROBLEM after all," Marshall added. "LOL. I guess that's part of the business. So after all that, I'm now even more excited about playing this season at 100%. This year I can help my team more and hopefully we can get to the playoffs."

Marshall made $1.5 million in each of his first three seasons after being drafted in the fourth round in 2006. Making the Pro Bowl last year escalated his 2009 pay to $2.2 million.


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