Marshall's $5 million salary for 2018 is now fully guaranteed, Mike Klis of NBC 9News Denver reports.
The deadline for the Broncos to guarantee Marshall's contract was Sunday, and with the team making no huge moves in free agency to address the defensive side of the ball, it was pretty clear that Marshall was coming back.
Denver appears set to pick up Marshall's 2018 team option, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
The Broncos have until Sunday's deadline to decide on Marshall's contract, but all reports indicate that the linebacker will be spending his 2018 season in the orange and blue. Marshall has spent five of his six NFL seasons in Denver. Last year, the 28-year-old registered 106 combined tackles and three sacks.
Marshall had 75 solo tackles, 31 assisted tackles, three sacks, and four passes defensed in 2017.
In what was a tough year for the Broncos offense, Marshall led Denver's top-five defense in tackles after an injury shortened 2016. It was the the third time in four seasons as a Denver starter than Marshall topped the century mark in tackles. The Nevada product should be valuable in providing some reliability in the middle of Denver's defense in 2018 as long-time partner Todd Davis faces free agency.
Marshall accrued seven tackles, one sack and one forced fumble Sunday against the Jets.
This was arguably Marshall's best outing of the season, and he's consistent enough to be a fantasy starter. The sixth-year pro played all 50 defensive snaps Sunday, and he has at least six tackles in all but two contests this season.
Marshall had seven tackles (six solo), one sack and one fumble recovery Sunday against the Eagles.
Marshall is on pace for 114 tackles this season, which would break his career high of 112 tackles from back in 2014. He'll have his hands full in Week 10 against a high-powered Patriots' offense, so he'll have an opportunity to continue to prove his worth.
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