Miami Dolphins Acquire Controversial Pro Bowl Receiver Brandon Marshall

April 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Heading into the 2010 offseason (and just about every offseason before that since the Marks Brothers were still playing), one of the biggest needs for the Miami Dolphins has been a true, play-making No. 1 receiver.

In a somewhat surprising move, the Dolphins have acquired such a player by landing troubled two-time Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall from the Denver Broncos.

In return, the Broncos will receive Miami's second-round pick in 2010 (43rd overall) as well as the team's second-round selection in 2011.

The acquisition comes just one day after Marshall signed his one-year tender offer from the Broncos as a restricted free agent—a required precursor for him to be traded.

Upon arriving in Miami on Wednesday and undergoing a physical to complete the deal, the Dolphins signed Marshall to a four-year, $47.5 million extension that is believed to be the biggest contract for a wide receiver in NFL history.

The deal, which runs thro...

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