Chargers Release CB Richard Marshall; Sign Richard Crawford

The Chargers have made an important move at cornerback Monday morning. With injuries to Jason Verrett and Brandon Flowers, the Chargers needed depth at cornerback. Richard Marshall had been a weak link in the loss to Denver, allowing 3 touchdowns to Emmanuel Sanders, so out goes Marshall and in comes Richard Crawford.

Richard Marshall had one of the worst games a corner can have. He totaled 1 tackle in the loss to Denver while covering Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders scored 3 touchdowns against Marshall which showed a severe hole in the Chargers depth. Marshall has been in the NFL since 2006 out of Fresno State and the veteran should be picked up elsewhere.

Richard Crawford, a native of Oceanside, comes home to San Diego with a big job ahead. Crawford is here to bolster the secondary with some much needed depth. Crawford was drafted in 2012 by the Washington Redskins but was waived on October 7th. He had suffered an ACL injury in 2013-2014 and was not bouncing back this season. Hopefully he can find new life with the Chargers.

This week the Chargers play the Miami Dolphins so Crawford will see time against a good offense. He will do well with the Chargers bye next week to learn more in the system. Expect him to see some play time if Verrett or Flowers misses the game.