MENU

Ex-Wolf Pack linebacker Brandon Marshall signs with Raiders

Marshall
Brandon Marshall has signed with the Raiders. (Handout)

Former Nevada linebacker Brandon Marshall has found a new home in the AFC West.

Marshall, who played the last six seasons for the Denver Broncos, has agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $4.1 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Marshall confirmed the move with a couple of Instagram posts.

Marshall, who turns 30 in September, was cut by the Broncos this offseason. Marshall had two years remaining on a four-year extension with Denver that would have paid him base salaries of $6.5 million in 2019 and $7 million in 2020.

Since leading Denver to a a Super Bowl championship, Marshall has fought injuries in two of the last three seasons. He played 11 games last year and 11 games in 2016 while logging a full 16 games in 2017.

Marshall had 42 tackles last season, but has recorded 100-tackle seasons in three of the last five years. If healthy, he could be a bargain for the Raiders, who are looking to compete in 2019 after a 4-12 campaign in Jon Gruden's first season beck in Oakland in 2018. If Marshall, a Las Vegas native, sticks with the Raiders for more than one season, he'll get to play in his hometown as the franchise is moving to Las Vegas in 2020.

Oakland is Marshall's third NFL team after he began his career in Jacksonville after being a fifth-round draft pick in 2012. In 74 games (63 starts), Marshall has 423 tackles, 21 passes defended, five forced fumbles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery.

Marshall played for Nevada from 2007-11 and was a starter on the Wolf Pack's historic 2010 team that went 13-1 and finished the season 11th in the nation.

Offbeat News

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER