Seahawks adding wide receiver Brandon Marshall

posted by Curtis Crabtree - 

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RENTON -- The Seattle Seahawks are expected to add a veteran wide receiver to their roster this week.

Former New York Jets and Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall posted a trio of photos to his instagram account on Tuesday showing himself in a No. 12 Seahawks shirt. The first one was captioned "Let's Go" while the second said "Always wanted to play in front of these fans.. . @seahawks."

A team spokesman confirmed the deal was expected to occur, though not yet official.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the agreement with Marshall is a one-year contract worth up to $2 million with incentives. As Marshall has 12 seasons in the NFL under his belt, the minimum salary for a player of his age is just over $1 million anyway, meaning the deal is likely close to league minimum with incentives attached.

Marshall had 18 catches for 154 yards in five games last season with the Giants before an ankle injury in October ended his year. He had 59 catches for 788 yards and three touchdowns in 2016 and 109 catches for 1,502 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015 with the Jets.

At 6-foot-5, Marshall gives Seattle a proven pass catchers with size. Tanner McEvoy at 6-foot-6 and Jaron Brown at 6-foot-3 were the tallest receivers on the Seahawks' roster prior to Tuesday. However, the Seahawks had clearly been interested in larger targets over the offseason as they pursued Brown, Jordy Nelson (6-foot-3), Terrelle Pryor (6-foot-4) and Marshall.

Marshall spent four seasons with the Denver Broncos, two with the Miami Dolphins and three with the Chicago Bears before heading to New York for the last three seasons.

Marshall visited Seattle earlier this offseason and also made a visit in 2010 - in Pete Carroll's first year running the team - when he was a restricted free agent in Denver. Marshall eventually signed his restricted tender with the Broncos before being traded to the Dolphins. 


Photo Credit: EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 02: Brandon Marshall #15 of the New York Jets makes a catch against Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks in the first half at MetLife Stadium on October 2, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Let’s Go.

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