There is a steep price confronting Brandon Marshall for protesting his contract by not attending the Broncos' mandatory minicamp over the weekend.
The cost: $35,329 in fines and a signing bonus deduction.
Marshall, the Broncos' top receiver, is coming off back-to-back 100-catch seasons and hip surgery. In the final year of a four-year contract that would pay him $2.198 million this season, Marshall is seeking an extension that suits his level of production.
To emphasize his point, Marshall skipped all 3 sessions of the Broncos' mandatory minicamp this weekend, although roughly an hour after the first practice Friday, the WR met personally with owner Pat Bowlen at the team's headquarters. Broncos coach Josh spoke with Marshall's agent, Kennard McGuire, again Saturday.
"They expressed their side, and we expressed our views," McGuire said. "I have spent a tremendous amount of time speaking with Josh and the organization. We have decided to continue our dialogue in hopes of finding common ground."