Brandon Marshall
Brandon Marshall
30-Year-Old LinebackerLB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After collecting at least 101 tackles in three of four seasons from 2014-2017 with the Broncos, Marshall's production took a hit last season as he missed Weeks 9-14 due to a significant bone bruise in his knee. The inside linebacker returned to 83 total defensive snaps over Denver's final three contests, but Marshall was ultimately shown the door before signing with the Raiders this offseason. Oakland also signed former Bengal Vontaze Burfict, so the pair of newcomers will compete for snaps with fellow linebackers Tahir Whitehead, Marquel Lee, Jason Cabinda and Nicholas Morrow. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Raiders in August of 2019.
Cut by Oakland
LBFree Agent
August 30, 2019
The Raiders released Marshall on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 29-year-old linebacker signed an incentive-heavy contract in March, hoping to compete for a starting job. Marshall at least gets some time to try to find a new team before Week 1.
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Measurables Review
How do Brandon Marshall's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 1"
250 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.52 sec
Shuttle Time
4.31 sec
Cone Drill
6.96 sec
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Brandon Marshall
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Marshall remains Denver's most complete inside linebacker, wrapping up 2017 with his third 100-tackle season in four years and leading the team's linebacking corps with four passes defensed. He's recently stated that he plans to play this season under 230 pounds in order to keep light and stay with opposing tight ends in coverage. He'll also need to remain fast to keep in front of a pair of newcomers. After years of not investing draft capital on inside linebacker, Denver spent two Day 3 picks on the position this season. It would be cost prohibitive to cut Marshall prior to this season, but that dead-cap cost drops to $4 million in 2019 and $2 million in 2020.
It's anyone's guess what the exact look of the Denver defense will be now that Wade Phillips is in Los Angeles, but Marshall should in any case remain the Broncos' best inside linebacker. That should ensure a high snap count, and a high enough snap count in any scheme should ensure a triple-digit tackle output over 16 games. There's otherwise nothing remarkable in Marshall's profile -- his career high for tackles is 112 and he's never exceeded two sacks or one interception in a season -- but a sound tackle floor should carry his IDP utility.
Particularly with Trevathan in Chicago, Marshall is Wade Phillips' most trusted inside linebacker in Denver, which almost by default grants him LB2 status in IDP formats. In his two years as a starter in Denver, Marshall has 214 tackles to his credit despite logging a modest total of 1,784 defensive snaps in that span. He doesn't appear to have major upside, but with Trevathan gone Marshall could see his first 1,000-snap season for Denver, in which case he should log a career-high in tackles. Marshall's offseason finger surgery is not a serious concern.
With Danny Trevathan (knee) out for most of the year, Marshall stepped up as Denver's top inside linebacker in 2014, surpassing triple-digit tackles in just 870 snaps. With Denver switching to a 3-4 this year, Marshall and Trevathan will both be on the field as inside linebackers in Wade Phillips' defense. Phillips has a history of dialing up blitzes for his inside linebackers, making Marshall a good bet to increase his two sacks from last year. The only concern is his recovery from a March foot surgery, but he is expected to be ready for training camp.
Marshall will primarily provide depth at linebacker this year while playing behind Von Miller, who is still recovering from a torn ACL. Miller is expected to be back by Week 1, but if he's not fully healthy, Marshall could grab some extra snaps early in the season.
Marshall will add depth at the linebacker spot and is also likely to contribute on special teams. He's reportedly made some strides this offseason, so there is a chance he could even challenge Geno Hayes for a starting spot.
Marshall will likely take on a depth and special teams role in his rookie season.
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Participant in training camp
LBOakland Raiders
July 27, 2019
Marshall returned to the practice field at training camp Saturday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
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Gets incentive-laden contract
LBOakland Raiders
April 2, 2019
Marshall's one-year contract with Oakland has a base value of $1.1 million, with $350,000 guaranteed and up to $3 million available via incentives, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Reaches deal with Oakland
LBOakland Raiders
March 28, 2019
Marshall signed a one-year, $4.1 million deal with the Raiders on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Visiting Oakland
LBFree Agent
March 27, 2019
Marshall has scheduled a visit with the Raiders for Thursday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
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Expected to hit open market
LBDenver Broncos
February 15, 2019
The Broncos told Marshall they won't exercise his contract option for 2019, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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