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Report: Broncos' Brandon Marshall had foot surgery

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The Denver Broncos' leading tackler is on the shelf this offseason.

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Linebacker Brandon Marshall underwent surgery on his right foot last month, reports Vic Lombardi of CBS Denver. Marshall is expected to be ready for training camp in late July.

Marshall missed two games in December after being diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain, which often indicates a Lisfranc injury. He returned to play through the pain in the Broncos' playoff loss to the Colts.

Originally a fifth-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Marshall began his Denver career on the practice squad in September of 2013.

Prior to his breakout 2014 season as one of the league's most productive weakside linebackers, Marshall had been limited to special teams duty.

He's expected to join Danny Trevathan as inside linebackers with the defense transitioning to new coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme.

While missing offseason practices is less than ideal, Marshall should have little trouble adjusting if he's back on the field this summer.

As long as Marshall and Trevathan are healthy on the inside with DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller raising hell on the edges, the Broncos have a strong chance to boast the NFL's most imposing linebacker corps.

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