Marshall, Bowles, New Corner
WR Brandon Marshall
WR Brandon Marshall
Associate Editor
Posted Jan 30, 2012


Wide receiver Brandon Marshall succeeded made his third Pro Bowl appearance a memorable one; Todd Bowles looks like he has a new job; and the Dolphins have a new veteran cornerback on the roster. Find out all the details inside.

Marshall earned Pro Bowl MVP honors on Sunday when he caught six passes for 176 yards and set a record with four touchdown receptions in the AFC's 59-41 victory.

Marshall said afterward that while he trained after the end of the season he told his personal trainer his goal was to earn Pro Bowl MVP honors, and his determination was evident in the way he ran his routes.

But it was another postgame comment from Marshall that drew the most attention. He tried to downplay his own performance by saying the credit belonged to the quarterbacks for putting the ball in the right spots.

Of course, that easily could have been interpreted as a shot at Dolphins quarterbacks Chad Henne and Matt Moore. One certainly could question the wisdom of the comment considering the high number of passes, particularly in the end zone, that Marshall droppped in 2011.

Really, Marshall should be more worried about improving his own game rather than worrying about the quarterback position.

BOWLES' NEXT GIG: Former Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles is in Philadelphia on Monday and will become the Eagles' new defensive backs coach, according to league sources.

There had been some speculation that Bowles would take over as Eagles defensive coordinator, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

Bowles, of course, was one of three finalists for the Dolphins head-coaching position, which went to former Green Bay offensive coordinator Joe Philbin.

Bowles would become the fifth member of the last year's coaching staff to find a new job after Tony Sparano (offensive coordinator, Jets), Mike Nolan (defensive coordinator, Atlanta), Ike Hilliard (wide receivers coach, Washington) and Dave DeGuglielmo (offensive line coach, Jets).NEW CORNER: According to the NFLPA website, the Dolphins signed cornerback Jonathan Wade to a "futures" contract for 2012.

Wade spent 18 days on the Dolphins' active roster last season before being waived on Nov. 19.

A third-round pick of the Rams in 2007, Wade has spent time with St. Louis, Detroit and Cincinnati.


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