The Chargers released Richard Marshall off of the roster and brought in someone else to fill his spot. They signed Richard Crawford from free agency to take his spot on the depth chart.
More from LA Chargers News
- LA Chargers: 3 early takeaways from 2021 minicamp thus far
- LA Chargers: Drue Tranquill takes a jab at Gus Bradley’s defense
- LA Chargers second-year players: Nothing to lose and a lot to gain
- LA Chargers: Why running back could be a big issue for the Bolts
- LA Chargers: Chris Rumph’s upside is Melvin Ingram-like, but better
Crawford recently tried out for the team and will take the place of Marshall. He is another player that is returning from an injury… I think I have seen enough of damaged goods. He had a season ending knee injury in 2013 during the preseason and didn’t make it onto the Washington roster this preseason. He has experience in the punt return game and has a chance to see action on this roster with all the injuries that we have suffered already.
I wonder if he will get an opportunity to return punts for the roster. The team has employed Keenan Allen as the punt returner at the moment, but could use someone else to take that role.
With the team releasing Marshall, it has to mean that the health in the secondary is getting better. Brandon Flowers missed the game last week because of a concussion. Jason Verrett had to be dismissed early because of a shoulder injury and Steve Williams was also unavailable for the game because of an injury. Most of them have to be ready soon, because they wouldn’t trust a new signing to take part in big time reps in his first action with the team. Otherwise, the team is going to rely on rookie Chris Davis to get action.
Crawford is signed right before the BYE week though and that should give him some time to get familiar with the team, coaches and playbook. We will see if he can make more of an impact than Richard Marshall did.
For more breaking news, check out our San Diego Chargers Breaking News section.