Nick Marshall re-signs with CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders
Marshall has played two seasons at cornerback with the Roughriders and will be back for 2020.
In 2019, Marshall made 39 tackles and intercepted five passes. In his first CFL season, Marshall returned two of his three interceptions for touchdowns and was selected for the CFL Players Association All-Star Team. Marshall also doubled as a short-yardage quarterback in 2018, running for seven touchdowns on 18 carries.
Marshall would have become a free agent on Feb. 11 if he had not re-signed.
A cornerback at Georgia and in the NFL and CFL, Marshall played quarterback for two seasons at Auburn. In 2013, he passed for 1,976 yards and ran for 1,068 as the Tigers won the SEC title and reached the BCS national-championship game. In 2014, Marshall passed for 2,532 yards and 20 touchdowns and ran for 798 yards and 11 TDs.
After playing quarterback at Auburn, Marshall made the decision to return to cornerback at the 2015 Reese's Senior Bowl, which had issued an invitation to him to play quarterback.
Marshall earned a spot on the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted rookie. He played almost exclusively on special teams until the last month of the 2015 season, then saw regular work with Jacksonville defense in the final four games. Marshall returned 13 kickoffs for a 26.6-yard average and five punts for a 6.0-yard average for Jacksonville in 2015.
The Jets signed Marshall off Jacksonville's practice squad on Oct. 12, 2016. He played in eight of the Jets' remaining 11 games and was on the field for 106 special-teams plays, but didn't play with New York's defense. Marshall returned 12 kickoffs for a 19.0-yard average and six punts for a 6.5-yard average in 2016.
The Jets released Marshall on May 4, 2017, less than a month after he'd been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the league's Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances
Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.