Seattle needs Marshall more than ever

March, 5, 2010
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This won't hurt the Seattle Seahawks' interest in Brandon Marshall.

Seattle just lost receiver Nate Burleson. He signed with Detroit.

The Seahawks were expected to look for receivers -- and be interested in trading for Marshall -- before Burleson left town. This will only increase Seattle’s interest in getting a receiver.

I expected Seattle to be a frontrunner to land Marshall. Former Denver assistant Jeremy Bates is the new offensive coordinator in Seattle and he may covet Marshall. Marshall would be a perfect fit in Seattle.

The Broncos are willing to listen to offers for the talented, but troubled receiver. They set the stage for Marshall’s departure by putting the first-round tender on Marshall instead of the high tender of first-and-third-round compensation.

Marshall is available and Seattle is interested. Burleson’s departure could potentially jump start Seattle’s pursuit.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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