Brandon Marshall: Happy camper again?

Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall narrowly avoided the prospect of having his jerseys referred to as wifebeaters, or something close to that, due to his acquittal on battery charges in Atlanta on Friday. Afterward, the injury that had kept him out of practice since late July suddenly was better enough for him to return to the field yesterday. A miracle cure! Praise Jesus! And also Harvey Steinberg, Marshall's lawyer!

Does that mean Marshall would entertain a contract offer from the Broncos after earlier demanding a trade? Fans nauseated by the outfit's often putrid performance in Friday's preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers likely hope so despite Marshall's troubled track record, with many of them no doubt buoyed by the fact that BM wore an orange-and-blue tie in court last week. Right now, the team is keeping mum about a new deal. But one sign that reps would be open to the prospect of kissing and making up would be listing Marshall at the top of the depth chart; he's currently second. Such a move would indicate that his wounds are healing -- and the rift between him and the team could follow suit.

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