"I can't just sit on the sideline and watch the guys have fun and battle together," Marshall said, per the Chicago Sun-Times. "It's just not in my blood."
Said Marshall: "The first two weeks, the doctors ruled me out. They said I wasn't going to play and I went to them and said, 'Just make it a game-time decision.' I thought that with some adrenaline I'd be able to go. I was able to help the team out, pull some coverage and get Martellus (Bennett) and Alshon (Jeffery) 1-on-1 matchups. Get Matt Forte some seven-man boxes."
Coach Marc Trestman told reporters said that over "the last 10 days or two weeks of practice," Marshall "looks to be at full strength." His production, though -- 19 catches for 188 yards -- is far off pace from the 31 grabs and 378 yards he tallied over the first five games of last season.
A fully operational Marshall would be a godsend for Trestman's 17th-ranked offense.