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Seahawks Release Receiver Brandon Marshall

The Seahawks released veteran receiver Brandon Marshall on Tuesday, ending his tenure in Seattle after seven games.

Marshall, 34, began the season playing a significant role in Seattle’s offense, starting two of the first three games. In those games, Marshall caught nine passes for 120 yards and a touchdown, but recently he saw his playing time decrease, first with the return of Doug Baldwin from an injury, and then even more so because of the emergence of David Moore over the past four games. Last week Marshall was on the field for only two snaps in Seattle's win at Detroit.

In addition to helping Seattle’s offense early in the season, the six-time Pro-Bowler also came to Seattle and used his experience to help younger players, in particular rookie cornerback Tre Flowers, with whom he regularly worked one-on-one during and after practice.

“There’s a lot of wisdom there,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said during training camp. “The love that is demonstrated by the older guys taking care of the younger guys is real obvious, and a real good sign… Through watching his play, you knew that he has a real wide range of stuff that he can call on. I didn’t know if he would verbalize it and articulate it real well. He does beautifully. He has a willingness, too. He’s real open, real easy guy to deal with in asking questions and stuff like that. So, he’s been great.”

Marshall currently ranks second among active receivers behind Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald in receptions (970), receiving yards (12,351) and receiving touchdowns (83).

No corresponding move has been made as of yet, meaning the Seahawks currently have one spot open on their 53-man roster.

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