Brandon Marshall might be developing a serious distaste for the Raiders organization.
After re-signing with the team last week due to his familiarity with the defense, the team kept him inactive for Sunday’s game against the Lions and announced Monday that he had been released.
In his place, Oakland is bringing rookie fourth-round pick Isaiah Johnson into the fray, as he was designated for return from injured reserve and is now healthy enough to contribute.
Johnson has been out since Week 1 of the preseason after suffering a concussion and facial fracture. With the Raiders needing to add another CB to an underwhelming rotation of Trayvon Mullen, Daryl Worley and Nevin Lawson. At 6-foot-2 with long arms and tremendous speed (4.40 40-yard dash), Johnson could be an interesting candidate for a heavy press-bail coverage role
Marshall was expected to be a starter on this year’s squad during the offseason after being signed in March. He was a surprise cut in late August, and hasn’t had many teams sniffing around asking about his services due to lingering knee issues.
The Raiders clearly valued Will Compton’s services more, as last week’s signing made his debut and got into the action on defense and special teams.