After having back-to-back rough games filling in due to injuries, the San Diego Chargers released cornerback Richard Marshall on Monday, according to Pro Football Talk.
Chargers release CB Richard Marshall, per league source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 27, 2014
Marshall was signed to the Chargers prior to the 2013 season, and started six games last year, including both postseason games. He was forced into starting the last two games (both losses) because of injuries to corners Brandon Flowers and Jason Verrett, and struggled committing multiple penalties and being beaten on deep-balls.
In a corresponding move the Chargers signed another cornerback named Richard, in former-Redskins cornerback Richard Crawford, according to UT-San Diego Chargers beat writer Michael Gehlken.
Chargers agree to terms with CB Richard Crawford, per source. Oceanside native. Formerly of Redskins. Takes spot of Richard Marshall.
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) October 27, 2014
The Chargers (6-3) travel to Miami this weekend to take on the Dolphins on Sunday at 10 a.m.