Veteran cornerback Richard Marshall joins San Diego Chargers


Jul 21, 2013; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Richard Marshall during training camp at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports


The Miami Dolphins decided to part ways with starting cornerback Richard Marshall this week rather than pay the $4.55 million he was scheduled to make this season. He immediately become one of the top free agents on the open market, and unsurprisingly, he’s already off the market.

According to mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Marshall has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Sand Diego Chargers, who were in dire need of defensive help in the secondary.

After 2013 fifth-round pick Steve Williams was lost for the year to a torn pectoral muscle, that left them with just three corners with meaningful NFL experience in Derek Cox, Shareece Wright and Johnny Patrick.

The seven-year veteran was limited by a back injury to only four games in 2012, but before last year, he had appeared in all of his team’s games since 2006.

Marshall has amassed 18 interceptions over the course of his career, including a career-high four in 2009, and will likely open the 2013 season as one of the starting CBs for the Chargers.



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