A top-shelf player in the NFL, Brandon Marshall received appropriate treatment on his visit to Seattle on Saturday.
The restricted free agent from the Denver Broncos arrived at the Seahawks’ Renton headquarters on the banks of Lake Washington by seaplane, with coach Pete Carroll the first to greet Marshall.
It was the same red carpet treatment the Seahawks rolled out to help woo another talented receiver a year ago. Seattle eventually won out over Minnesota and Cincinnati in securing the services of veteran wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
Now the Seahawks are looking to Marshall to help complement Houshmandzadeh, the precise route-runner who led Seattle with 79 receptions last season.
According to reports, Marshall will stay through today, and the Seahawks likely will not give Marshall an offer sheet this weekend.
To get Marshall, the Seahawks would have to give Denver the No. 6 overall pick in this year’s draft or negotiate a trade that would send the Broncos other compensation.
Rams sign Feeley
The St. Louis Rams signed free agent A.J. Feeley as part of what could be a big shake-up at the quarterback position.
Feeley, who turns 33 in May, was a backup for Carolina in 2009. In 10 seasons he has completed 372 of 665 passes for 4,070 yards, 27 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. His lifetime quarterback rating is 69.6.
Atlanta signed free-agent cornerback Dunta Robinson, the Houston Texans’ career interceptions leader, to a six-year, $57 million contract. ... The Green Bay Packers re-signed veteran left tackle Chad Clifton. ... Two-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork has agreed to a long-term contract that will keep him with the New England Patriots. ... The Jacksonville Jaguars signed unrestricted free agent receiver Kassim Osgood, giving them a special teams standout. ... The New York Jets traded safety Kerry Rhodes to the Arizona Cardinals for a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft and a seventh-rounder in 2011. ... Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress paid a visit to Brett Favre at his Hattiesburg, Miss., home this week to check how his quarterback was recovering from injuries sustained in the NFC title game. … Chad Pennington will remain with the Miami Dolphins in 2010, this time as a backup. ... The Washington Redskins signed their first free agent of 2010, addressing their thin offensive line by adding Artis Hicks.
Staff writer Eric D. Williams contributed to this report.