Broncos Banged Up Marshall Football
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In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Brandon Marshall takes a break from drills at the team's NFL football training camp in Englewood, Colo. Marshall, who is the top tackler on the top-ranked defense in the NFL, could use a rest for his sprained ankle but will play against the San Diego Chargers Sunday with an AFC West title on the line and a shot at a first-round bye in the playoffs. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Far as I can tell, Brandon Marshall and Virgil Green are the lone Broncos to have played with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at the college or pro levels. They were teammates at Nevada.

Saturday night after a preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams at Sports Authority Field, I asked Marshall for his opinion on Kaepernick's decision to sit during the playing of the national anthem.

“I support Colin. I support ‘Kaep.’ I understand where he’s coming from," Marshall said. "I definitely see what he’s saying. I support him on that. I’m not mad at him for that. Some people are bashing him on the Internet, but I’m not bashing him at all. I support him. 

"Kaep, he's using his platform how he wants to use it, to reach the masses. We have freedom of speech. But then we use our platform, and we get bashed for it. It’s almost like they want us to only go with the grain. And once we go against the grain, it’s an issue. I feel for Kaep. I understand where he’s coming from, and I support him.”


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