Byron Marshall

Baltimore Ravens
Wide Receiver #34
Baltimore Ravens
Wide Receiver #34

Byron Marshall News

Bumped off practice squad

Marshall was released from the Bills' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Marshall joined Buffalo's practice squad Sept. 3 after failing to make Washington's season-opening roster. Senorise Perry was added to the 53-man roster Tuesday, eliminating the need for Marshall on the practice squad.

Oct 8, 2019 2:45 PM EST

Inks deal with practice squad

Marshall signed with Buffalo's practice squad Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Marshall actually had a decent preseason for the Redskins with 18 carries for 75 yards (4.5 YPC). However, Washington is set at running back, so the 25-year-old was let go. A spot on the Bills' practice squad is favorable, however, as the team only kept three running backs -- rookie Devin Singletary, journeyman Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon -- on the 53-man roster. If any injuries surface, Marshall could be the first call up.

Sep 3, 2019 10:57 AM EST

Let go by Washington

The Redskins cut Marshall on Sunday, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Marshall had initially made the roster following cuts, but became expendable after the team was awarded fellow running back Wendell Smallwood off waivers. Marshall will have his own chance to be claimed off waivers now, but is more likely a candidate for a practice squad spot.

Sep 1, 2019 10:07 AM EST

Picks up 46 yards

Marshall ran for 45 yards on eight carries and added a one-yard catch during Thursday's 20-7 preseason loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: With Washington looking to get a final look at their down-roster players, Marshall finished Thursday second on the team with nine touches and led the way with 46 total yards. Marshall is competing with the likes of Samaje Perine for what may be a RB4 job. Marshall had the better game Thursday, but it probably won't be enough for him to make the squad.

Aug 29, 2019 8:54 PM EST

Doesn't get much work

Marshall took three carries for nine yards and four catches for 30 yards in six games with the Redskins in 2018, adding 114 yards on six kickoff returns.

Analysis: Marshall has spent time in Washington, Philadelphia and Carolina through the first three season of his pro career, typically serving as a No. 3/4 running back and occasional return specialist. He's yet to show any of the explosiveness he had at the University of Oregon, and he'll likely land on the roster bubble in 2019, be it in Washington or elsewhere. Marshall can become a restricted free agent during the offseason.

Jan 1, 2019 9:13 AM EST

Gets one touch

Marshall hauled in his lone target for a 17-yard gain and returned two kickoffs for 31 yards in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Marshall's role as the No. 3 running back was cemented Saturday when the Redskins released Kapri Bibbs. Barring another injury to Chris Thompson, there isn't much room for Marshall to get involved on offense over the final two weeks of the regular season.

Dec 16, 2018 5:32 PM EST

Gets work at end of blowout

Marshall had one carry for four yards and three catches for 13 yards in Sunday's 40-16 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Marshall primarily played special teams for the first three quarters, eventually getting some touches on offense to prevent Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson from taking unnecessary hits in a blowout loss. There isn't any reason to expect more work for Marshall in a Week 15 road game against the Jaguars.

Dec 10, 2018 2:24 PM EST

Gets 17 snaps

Marshall played 17 of 75 snaps (23 percent) on offense in Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Texans, finishing with two carries for five yards and no targets.

Analysis: Filling in for Samaje Perine (calf/knee) as the No. 3 running back, Marshall returned from injured reserve and unexpectedly got one more snap than Kapri Bibbs, who now has just 27 touches on 125 snaps this season. Marshall is a legitimate threat to take over the passing-down role if Chris Thompson (ribs) misses another game Thursday in Dallas. Of course, it's hard to find cause for optimism with the injury-ravaged Washington offense.

Nov 19, 2018 7:45 AM EST

Officially activated

The Redskins officially activated Marshall (knee) from injured reserve Saturday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: No surprise here, as coach Jay Gruden hinted this was likely to happen. Marshall resumed practicing Oct. 31 and avoided any further setbacks with his knee. The move is somewhat out of necessity, as Chris Thompson (ribs) and Samaje Perine (calf/knee) have been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Texans. Thus, Adrian Peterson and Kapri Bibbs will be the only healthy running backs ahead of him on the depth chart.

Nov 17, 2018 11:01 AM EST

Appears set for activation

Coach Jay Gruden hinted that the Redskins would likely activate Marshall (knee) from injured reserve prior to Sunday's game against the Texans, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Analysis: Marshall resumed practicing Oct. 31, so the Redskins would have until Wednesday to decide whether to activate the running back or keep him on IR the rest of the way. With the 24-year-old apparently having avoided any further setbacks with his knee since increasing his activity, Washington could be ready to bring him back before that deadline. The team has added incentive to integrate Marshall back in the mix this week with Chris Thompson (ribs) and Samaje Perine (calf/knee) both ruled out for Sunday, which leaves Adrian Peterson and Kapri Bibbs as the only healthy running backs on the roster.

Nov 16, 2018 11:02 AM EST

Could be activated off IR soon

Marshall (knee) could be activated off injured reserve within the next week or two, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Marshall was placed on injured reserve Sept. 2, meaning he will have served his eight weeks by Nov. 4. The Redskins' running backs have recently been plagued with injury -- including Chris Thompson (ribs) and Kapri Bibbs (shoulder) -- and the team could use Marshall to help provide depth if he's healthy.

Oct 31, 2018 12:38 PM EST

Headed for IR

Coach Jay Gruden said Marshall (knee) will be placed on injured reserve, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Marshall reportedly is recovering from ACL and MCL sprains, rather than the ankle injury that was previously reported. Washington kept him on the initial 53-man roster, which means he'll be eligible to return from injured reserve around midseason if he's healthy. The team will have an open spot once the transaction is made.

Sep 2, 2018 6:37 AM EST

Out for a few weeks

Marshall (ankle) will be out for 2-to-4 weeks, Tom Pelissero of reports.

Analysis: Marshall got hurt in the second quarter of Thursday's preseason game against the Jets, shortly after Samaje Perine departed with an ankle injury of his own. Marshall saw his roster odds improve when Derrius Guice suffered an ACL tear, but it now seems the 24-year-old may not be ready for Week 1. Kapri Bibbs would be the obvious beneficiary, as he entered training camp competing with Marshall for the possibility of a single roster spot. Now that Marshall figures to miss the rest of the preseason, Bibbs seems to have the inside track.

Aug 17, 2018 11:07 AM EST

MRI comes back clean

Marshall's MRI on his lower leg did not reveal any significant injury according to coach Jay Gruden, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports

Analysis: The Washington backfield had some scares Thursday with both Marshall and Samaje Perine leaving the game with injuries. Luckily, both backs are believed to be fine after further examination. Marshall will have a full week to recover before the Redskins' third preseason game.

Aug 16, 2018 8:22 PM EST

Injures leg Thursday

Marshall exited Thursday's game to be evaluated for a lower leg injury.

Analysis: Marshall had just two carries for one yard prior to his injury. He'll be looking to get back into the game if possible as he looks to secure a depth running back role.

Aug 16, 2018 6:22 PM EST

Shines in preseason opener

Marshall had two carries for two yards and two catches for 28 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 26-17 preseason loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: With Chris Thompson (leg) held out as a precaution, Marshall got some playing time on passing downs early in the game and took advantage with a 25-yard touchdown reception on a 3rd-and-11. Marshall and Kapri Bibbs seem to be competing for a role as Thompson's backup on passing downs, but the Redskins probably won't have room for either player unless they release Samaje Perine or Rob Kelley.

Aug 9, 2018 8:10 PM EST

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