Latest Brandon Marshall Rumor Has Him Coming To The Browns, Not a Chance

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IJune 17, 2009

DENVER - DECEMBER 21:  Wide receiver Brandon Marshall #15 of the Denver Broncos makes a 24 yard reception before fumbling the ball to the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on December 21, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Bills defeated the Broncos 30-23.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The newest rumor out in the NFL grapevine is that the Cleveland Browns have contacted the Denver Broncos regarding wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

The possible deal in the works calls for the Browns to send the Broncos special teamer Joshua Cribbs and one or two draft picks.

This rumored deal would lead Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards, once again, to trade talks with various teams that might still have interest.

First of all, this rumor is absolutely crazy. There is no possible way that Eric Mangini would want to bring on Marshall, especially with all the off-the-field issues he has.

Edwards may drop the ball too much, but he is a wonderful character player and has zero off-the-field issues.

Secondly, Cribbs may be upset that he cannot get a new contract at the moment, but he has put his financial differences aside and has been participating in the Browns' camps over the past month.

Cribbs has publicly stated that he loves Cleveland, the Browns organization, its fans, and does not want to leave this team.

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The next point to prove this Marshall trade rumor is ridiculous is the fact that the Browns would be willing to give up future draft picks for Marshall.

If Mangini is anything like his mentor who resides in the New England states, which he is, then Mangini will not give up drafts picks because he believes that to build a contender in the NFL, it must be done via the NFL Draft.

Finally, Edwards is in the final year of his contract and he will perform this upcoming season due to one reason. That reason being that he will want to get paid close to $10 million a year in a new deal and he needs to prove that he is worth it.

In conclusion, it is understood that in the NFL off season there are more rumors flying around than in any other professional sport in the world, but this rumor is just unbelievably insane.

Marshall's likely landing spots if he gets traded will be either: the Ravens, Bears, Jets, or Vikings.