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Broncos trade Brandon Marshall to Dolphins

April 14, 2010 |  8:42 am

The Denver Broncos have traded Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Miami Dolphins for two second-round draft picks, the Associated Press is reporting.

After a physical in Miami on Wednesday, Marshall is expected to sign a long-term contract, according to a source familiar with the deal.

Broncos spokesman Patrick Smyth said the team had no comment "at this time."

The Broncos will receive a second-round pick in next week's draft and another second-rounder in 2011, according to the Denver Post and ESPN. Marshall is said to have signed his $2.52-million tender from the Broncos on Tuesday to help facilitate a trade.

Marshall has wanted out of Denver for some time. He was suspended by the Broncos twice last season -- for insubordination in training camp and again for the season finale after he was late for treatment on a hamstring injury the team felt he was exaggerating.

Still, he had strong season in 2009. His 101 receptions included an NFL-record 21 against Indianapolis. He had 1,120 yards and a career-best 10 touchdowns.

In his four-year career, Marshall has 327 career catches for 4,019 yards and 25 touchdowns.

In Marshall, Miami quarterback Chad Henne now has the deep threat he lacked last year with receivers Ted Ginn Jr., Brian Hartline, Davone Bess and Greg Camarillo, who combined for only six touchdown catches in 2009.

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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