The Denver Broncos will extend linebacker Brandon Marshall a second-round tender. Marshall is safe to negotiate with other teams, but Denver can match any offer he accepts, and should he sign elsewhere, the Broncos would receive a second-round compensatory selection in the NFL draft.
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Broncos Can Match Other Teams' Offers to Marshall
Sunday, March 6
After reporting the news, Trey Wingo of ESPN suggested that the Miami Dolphins would be interested in trying to sign Marshall. The four-year veteran started all 16 games for the Super Bowl champion Broncos in 2015, recording 101 tackles, 1.5 sacks and an interception.
The Dolphins, who allowed 24.3 points per game last season, have been aggressive in the free-agent market when it comes to defense.
Last year, they signed lineman Ndamukong Suh to a six-year, $114 million contract. They also brought in four-time Pro Bowl defensive end Mario Williams for a visit on Saturday and Sunday after he was cut by the Buffalo Bills, per Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald.
Marshall could end up in Miami, but when teams offer second-round tenders, they usually feel good about the chances of re-signing the player—especially considering they can match the offer.
It was the defense that won Super Bowl 50 for the Broncos, and it's more than likely Denver is going to do all it can to keep it intact.