The 26-year-old Marshall — not to be confused with the other Brandon Marshall, a wide receiver who plays for the New York Jets — is a restricted free agent and has not signed his one-year, $2.533 million tender offer with the Broncos.
Marshall and the Super Bowl champions have been unable to agree on a long-term contract. According to ESPN.com, they likely won’t get a deal done until the Broncos finish a long-term contract with Von Miller, who has been designated as the franchise player.
Marshall and the Broncos agreed to a waiver that would cover Marshall in case he is injured during the team’s organized team activities. Marshall has taken part in the meetings and will practice as soon as he recovers from finger surgery.
“I love it here. I love it here, man,” Marshall told ESPN after Thursday’s practice. “Ever since I got here, in 2013, they’ve treated me like family, even when I was on the practice squad. It just shows, I’m really all about ball, getting better and being with the team. … To stay away, that’s not me. I feel comfortable being here.”
Marshall led the team in tackles in 2014 and was second last season. He has 215 tackles over the past two seasons, along with 3.5 sacks.
“Right now I’m just rehabbing and focusing on getting my range of motion and my strength back,” Marshall told the team’s website. “So they’re just holding me out so I don’t do any more damage — because I don’t want to get another procedure on it.”