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Dolphins acquire Brandon Marshal from Denver Broncos

Brandon Marshall sits court side at a Miami Heat's game after his arrival in Miami.
Brandon Marshall sits court side at a Miami Heat's game after his arrival in Miami.
AP Photo/Alan Diaz

The Miami Dolphins reportedly have acquired Brandon Marshall from the Denver Broncos in exchange for a second round pick in next week's draft and another second-round pick in the 2011 draft. Brandon arrives despite Coach Tony Sporano's statements earlier in the offseason that Marshall would not be a good fit for the Dolphins.

The trade is still contingent on signing the paper work and Marshall passing a physical form the Dolphins medical staff.

Marshall will be paid $47.5 million, making him the highest paid reciever in the league. He is guaranteed close to  $29 million in the first three years.

Marshall was problematic for the Broncos last year. He was suspended after throwing a tantrum at a training-camp practice. Marshall has also had trouble with the law, including a domestic dispute arrest in 2007 and a DIU later that year.

, Bill Parcels has a history of dealing with troubled receivers.

The Dolphins have been desperately seeking a No. 1 receiver after the selection of Tedd Guinn Jr. in the 2007 draft became a bust.

Marshall, an Orlando native, is happy to be playing in his home state.

With the receiver position now filled the dolphins can use their No.12 pick in next weeks draft for a player in the defensive front line where help is also much needed--especially with the possibility of Jason Taylor leaving the team.

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