Brandon Marshall is not staging a holdout. He is not about to be traded. And he has not been suspended.
So the drama behind his absence from the Broncos' practice Thursday may not have been all that dramatic, even as Marshall's display during practice Wednesday created another episode to "As Brandon's World Turns."
In a report aired by KMGH-7 from Wednesday's practice, Marshall was nonchalant during drills and was caught punting the ball away when the drill was finished.
Perhaps realizing the video of his behavior may not help him draw interest from other teams, Marshall quickly went into spin control during an interview late Thursday night on ESPN's "NFL Live" show.
"I'm not going to do whatever it takes
(to be traded)," Marshall said. "I'm not out there trying to be a distraction to the team. Unfortunately, (Wednesday) I kind of let my frustration get the best of me. I definitely want a fresh new start with everything that is going on, not just this year but in past years. It's been a lot. Unfortunately, I let my emotions get the best of me and I apologize to everyone for that."
Although Marshall did not practice Thursday, he was at the team's headquarters during the session. It appears Marshall was held out for punitive reasons for his conduct during practice Wednesday.
"Me punting the ball was definitely frustration," Marshall told ESPN. "It was an error in judgment. There was a lot of frustration yesterday coming out of a meeting."