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Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall Continues Recruiting Campaign With Peyton Manning

Last week, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall sent out a resume to any and all potential free agent quarterbacks by winning the Pro Bowl MVP award, along with a Pro Bowl record 4-touchdowns. Marshall also clearly established his desire to see the Dolphins upgrade the quarterback position.

And it didn't end with comments like, "Obviously, Matt [Moore] had a great year. You don't want to take anything away from Matt, but I think we really bring in somebody who can compete and make the team better."

Marshall admitted that he has already talked to soon-to-be free agent Matt Flynn about coming to Miami:

"You've got some guys in the draft, but there's not too many guys out there just walking the streets," Marshall said. "Matt [Flynn] is available. ... We've talked. I reached out to him. I get it from Ray Lewis. Around this time of year, players talk to players."

Apparently, Marshall isn't done in his recruiting of a new quarterback. Today, Marshall was working with the Indianapolis Colts' future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning in Indianapolis for the Build Our Kids' Success program at the Super Bowl site. Coincidentally, Manning is expected to be released by the Colts between now and his $28 million roster bonus on March 8. And, Marshall would not miss the opportunity to recruit.

And, remember, Marshall is just spreading the company line right now. General manager Jeff Ireland and head coach Joe Philbin have both made comments recently about the Dolphins' goal of upgrading the quarterback position. Marshall is just using his position as the top wide receiver on the roster to sell the team as a destination franchise.

So, would Peyton consider the Dolphins as a potential landing spot, whenever he is released? Other than Miami, the Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, and Tennessee Titans are all seen as possible suitors for Manning.

But, Marshall will do everything he can to make Miami the front runner.