Reports conflict on Brandon Marshall’s status

Last updated: Jan 11, 2015 9:43 AM

Speaking on NFLN earlier this morning, Jeff Darlington said it's "unlikely" that Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall will play today against Indianapolis. A Lisfranc injury kept Denver's leading tackler out of the last two games of the regular season, and it was thought that the bye would help him recover in time for Denver's first playoff game.

However, Sal Paolantonio has since reported on ESPN that Marshall experienced no setbacks on Saturday and is expected to play.

On Saturday night, Troy Renck tweeted that Marshall figured to play a limited role at best:

Obviously, we don't know the severity of Marshall's injury, but it's worth noting that foot sprains in 2013 ended Ryan Clady's year early and limited Champ Bailey to eight games across the regular and post seasons.

If Marshall is unable to go again, look for Todd Davis to again see significant playing time. Against Oakland in Week 17, Davis played all 61 defensive snaps, grading out at +1.7.

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