Seattle needs Marshall more than ever

This won't hurt the Seattle Seahawks' interest in Brandon Marshall.

Seattle just lost receiver Nate Burleson. He signed with Detroit.

The Seahawks were expected to look for receivers -- and be interested in trading for Marshall -- before Burleson left town. This will only increase Seattle’s interest in getting a receiver.

I expected Seattle to be a frontrunner to land Marshall. Former Denver assistant Jeremy Bates is the new offensive coordinator in Seattle and he may covet Marshall. Marshall would be a perfect fit in Seattle.

The Broncos are willing to listen to offers for the talented, but troubled receiver. They set the stage for Marshall’s departure by putting the first-round tender on Marshall instead of the high tender of first-and-third-round compensation.

Marshall is available and Seattle is interested. Burleson’s departure could potentially jump start Seattle’s pursuit.