The Broncos receiver promised to show up to training camp on time. He held out of the Broncos' mandatory minicamp and demanded a trade, and the team didn't seem in a hurry to deal him.
Facing large fines every day he doesn't show up, Marshall said he planned to report on time. That's a victory for the team, having its top playmaking receiver in camp.
But Marshall made it clear in a subsequent interview he might not be fully committed to being a Bronco. During an appearance on NFL Network he was asked if he thought he would be wearing No. 15 for the Broncos this season.
"I'm definitely going to be wearing No. 15," Marshall said.
He also didn't directly answer most of the NFL Network's questions about his happiness with the club, deferring to his agent.
"Kennard (McGuire), he's a great agent and I think he's going to handle all of that," Marshall said. "I don't think it would be fair for me to sit up here and kind of bash the organization or the things we've been trying to keep behind closed doors."
What the Broncos have to be concerned about is if they plan to keep Marshall, and all indications are they do, if the fourth-year receiver will be a distraction to the team. Cincinnati had problems with Chad Ochocinco last year when he was unhappy, and Ochocinco turned in a very poor season.
Marshall is driven to be the best receiver in the NFL, and probably wouldn't tank a season if he doesn't get traded. However, if he remains unhappy his situation will bear watching through the preseason and in the early parts of the regular season.
CAMP CALENDAR: Broncos camp begins in full on July 31, when veterans have their first practice, and ends on Aug. 20. On July 27, rookies will report to training camp. The Broncos will also practice twice at Invesco Field at Mile High, for the public on Aug. 6 and again on Aug. 10.
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