Chargers Release CB Richard Marshall, Failed Trade?

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The San Diego Chargers have released veteran cornerback Richard Marshall, per a source cited by Mike Florio of NBC's Pro Football Talk.

Marshall had appeared in all of San Diego's regular-season games in 2014, starting on one occasion. He also played in every regular-season contest for the Bolts in 2013, starting both of the team's postseason games as well.

Per Florio, "by cutting Marshall today, the Chargers actually did him a favor.  After Tuesday’s trade deadline, the ninth-year veteran would have been subject to waivers.  Instead, he’s a free agent."

It is also possible, Florio posits, that the team dangled the nine-year pro in trade scenarios with no luck in regards to moving his contract. His current deal calls for a total base salary of $1.167 million. Marshall can now be signed by any of the NFL's other franchises for the veteran minimum.

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