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Brandon Marshall says he will start Week 1

Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall (15) against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been recovering from his third hip surgery, but he still saw some time in the preseason. There had still been some questions about whether or not Marshall would be ready for the team’s season-opener last week, however, he erased any of those doubts and has come forward saying that he will play in Week 1.

“I woke up a couple days really sore when camp first started. I’m really much better now, but it’s not where you want to be at this time, which has been a little frustrating,” Marshall said. “From an ability standpoint, I’m right where I need to be. I’m not at midseason form, but that’s OK.”

On Twitter, a fan directly asked Marshall if he would be suiting up for Week 1 of the regular season and he had a simple one-word response.

Marshall has been less than thrilled with how little time off he has had throughout camp, but with a new offense being installed it will be worth it in the long run.

Chicago seems ready to take a charge towards the top of the NFC under new head coach Marc Trestman, but they will need their star wideout to be physically and mentally ready to go.

Topics: Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

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