The Jets waived Marshall on Saturday, Eric Allen of the team's official site reports.
Marshall had been with the Jets for almost the entire past two seasons, most recently spending the 2017 campaign on the team's practice squad. His inability to make a name for himself on such an unsettled depth chart doesn't bode well for his prospects going forward. The Ohio State product will become an unrestricted free agent if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
The Jets signed Marshall to a reserve/future contract Monday, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.
Marshall spent the beginning of the season with the Jets while serving a four-game suspension for a violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. However, he wasn't added to the active roster upon his reinstatement but was instead waived and signed to the Jets' practice squad, where he finished out the season. The Jets have one of the most fluid receiver depth charts in the league and there would seem to be an opportunity for the Ohio State product to snag a spot near the bottom of the totem pole.
The Jets signed Marshall to their practice squad Monday.
Marshall was waived by the Jets on Saturday in order to boost depth in their defensive backfield. The pass catcher subsequently cleared waivers and has now agreed to join the team's practice squad.
Despite satisfying his four-game suspension last week, Marshall wasn't immediately activated to the active roster. However, head coach Todd Bowles evidently decided the receiver's versatility was too valuable to pass up after Marshall averaged 11.6 YPC on 14 receptions while logging 24.9 yards per kick return as a rookie in 2016. While it isn't crystal clear where he stands on the depth chart from the get-go, Marshall would figure to slot in as the fourth receiver behind the established top trio of Jermaine Kearse, Robby Anderson and Jeremy Kerley.
Marshall's suspension was lifted by the commissioner on Monday, according to the league's official transaction log.
Marshall has officially completed a four-game suspension he was handed back in March for a violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. However, head coach Todd Bowles said he isn't sure whether the Jets will add Marshall to the active roster, per ESPN's Rich Cimini. With five receivers already on the roster, Jeremy Kerley handling punt returns and ArDarius Stewart the primary kick returner, Marshall's services may no longer be needed.
|P4||8/30/18||@ PHI||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/18||@ DET||7:10 pm|
|3||9/20/18||@ CLE||8:20 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/2/18||@ TEN||4:05 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|2016||New York Jets||10||1||14||162||11.6||27||2||3||0||9|
|2017||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||10||13||324||24.9||65||0||1|
|2017||New York Jets||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||10||18||13||100||5.6||19||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||10||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||New York Jets||10||4||2||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2017||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|