The Brandon Marshall experiment is officially over in Seattle.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks will release the six-time Pro Bowl receiver on Tuesday.
Marshall, who spent much of the offseason recovering from ankle surgery, signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks in May. Developing a quick rapport with quarterback Russell Wilson, the 34-year old receiver seemed to be rejuvenated during training camp and opened the regular season as a starter.
After catching three passes for 46 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's season opening loss to Denver, however, Marshall was plagued by drops and struggled to gain separation running routes. Following a dismal performance against the Cowboys in Week 3, he rapidly saw his playing time diminish thanks to the emergence of David Moore.
With Marshall stuck on the sidelines, Moore has hauled in 11 receptions for 221 yards and four touchdowns during Seattle's past four games, taking control of the team's third receiver spot behind Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett.
During Sunday's 28-14 win in Detroit, Marshall played only two total snaps and didn't record a target or catch. When pressed about his role moving forward, coach Pete Carroll simply said "We threw the ball 17 times and there’s not a lot of chances, so it just didn’t work out for him. He’s been working hard.”
Offering no value on special teams and not making an impact on offense, Seattle decided it was time to move on from Marshall, who currently ranks 16th all-time in receptions. His release opens the door for Keenan Reynolds to be promoted from the practice squad and eventually create a roster spot for J.D. McKissic to return from injured reserve next week.