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Report: 6-Time Pro Bowl WR Brandon Marshall Working Out with Colts

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorAugust 2, 2019

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 9:  Wide receiver Brandon Marshall #15 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter of a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Free-agent wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who has made six Pro Bowls and one All-Pro First Team during his 13-year career, is working out with the Indianapolis Colts.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news on Marshall, who caught 11 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown for the Seattle Seahawks last season.

Marshall has caught 100 or more passes in a season six times and led the NFL in receiving touchdowns with 14 for the New York Jets in 2015. He also has eight 1,000-yard seasons to his name.

The last three years have not been as productive as Marshall entered his mid-30s. The 6'5" wideout hauled in just 47.8 percent of his targets for 88 catches, 1,078 yards and four scores in 27 games.

Pro Football Focus gave him low marks for his 2016 and 2017 efforts in particular:

PFF NY Giants @PFF_Giants

Former #Giants WR Brandon Marshall recorded a career-low 72.3 @PFF grade in 2016. In the first 5 weeks of 2017, Marshall had a 50.2 grade prior to his season-ending injury. https://t.co/dYzUlE95Wx

In fairness to Marshall, he didn't see nearly as many catchable passes in 2016 as he did the year before:

PFF Fantasy Football @PFF_Fantasy

Percentage of Brandon Marshall's targets that were deemed catchable by PFF 2015: 72% 2016: 55% https://t.co/1qJ2v10Zch

An ankle injury also ended Marshall's 2017 season after just five games in his only season with the New York Giants.

There's no doubt that peak Marshall was one of the league's best all-around wideouts. However, Marshall may have a tough time landing on a roster after struggling over the past few seasons. At 35, his best days are behind him.

Stephen Holder of The Athletic provided his take on Marshall's chances:

Stephen Holder @HolderStephen

Ok, I lied... My comment: If Brandon Marshall was good enough to make the Colts' 53-man roster, he'd already be in someone's camp.

If Marshall doesn't make it back into the NFL, he can hang his helmet on a sensational career that may land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That's not bad for a fourth-round pick.

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