It’s been a tough offseason for Broncos WR Brandon Marshall, but the wide out got some good news recently, as the Rocky Mountain News is reporting he’s been granted full clearance to take part in all team activities for the week ahead. The paper says that sources indicate he is already working with quarterback Jay Cutler on routes and timing.
The offseason nightmare for Marshall started when he had to have surgery on his forearm. It was later found that he injured the forearm while “horsing around” with some friends in an Orlando hotel room back in March. Marshall at first stated that he slipped on a McDonalds wrapper and put his arm through a TV.
Then it came out recently that the league was looking into a March 6th arrest in Atlanta for a misdemeanor battery charge. It was Marshall’s third arrest in 12 months, although no charges were filed. The incident took place about two weeks before Marshall suffered the forearm injury.
So the news that he’s cleared and ready to go for camp and training again is a huge sigh of relief for the receiver. The paper claims that Marshall was catching passes one-handed with his surgically repaired arm and caught any variety of passes. The nerve damage doesn’t appear to be lasting. Last season Marshall caught 102 passes for 1325 yards and 7 scores, and the team is counting on him to be their #1 wide out with Javon Walker released and now with the rival Raiders.