Brandon Marshall takes a 'planned' absence from team

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

A day after Brandon Marshall turned a question about Jay Cutler’s comfort level in the Chicago Bears’ offense into an answer about his role in the offense and the health of his hip, the wide receiver was beginning a four-day excused absence from the club.

“This was a planned-out miss today for personal reasons,” HC Marc Trestman said. “I let him go for personal reasons. But something that has been part of the offseason plan since started training camp.”

Marshall vented on Tuesday when asked about Cutler’s fit in the offense.

“I'm still trying to figure out my role and my place in this offense,” Marshall said. “Trying to get healthy and we'll see where it takes us.”

Fantasy Impact: 

There's no reason to panic here, but we might shy away a bit from Marshall in the 2nd round on the off chance that there's something larger going on with the hip. The Bears attributed Brian Urlacher's absence to "personal reasons" and he was receiving medical treatment on his knee.

Filed Under: 2013, Preseason