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Bob Marley’s grandson lands a roster spot in Washington

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If all goes well for linebacker Nico Marley over the next few months, he won’t have to worry about working the night shift or joining the rat race to make ends meet.

The Redskins announced that they signed Marley to their 90-man roster on Tuesday. There was no corresponding roster move.

Marley played at Tulane, where he was credited with 48.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and four interceptions over 48 games. As pointed out in a recent profile on The Undefeated, Marley’s production came despite being undersized for the position at 5’8″ and 200 pounds and didn’t land him an invite to the Scouting Combine.

The undersized, undrafted Marley merited a profile on the site because of his lineage. He’s the grandson of music icon Bob Marley and the son of former University of Miami linebacker Rohan Marley, which won’t help him stick with the team in the regular season but does explain how Marley grabbed a bit more notice than your average NFL long shot.

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19 Responses to “Bob Marley’s grandson lands a roster spot in Washington”
  1. maust1013 says: May 16, 2017 4:44 PM

    ♪♪ Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right… ♪♪

  2. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 16, 2017 4:46 PM

    He is smaller than many RBs that he will try to stop. Good luck.

  3. medialovesthecowboys says: May 16, 2017 5:06 PM

    Not enough speed for Safety?

  4. defscottyb says: May 16, 2017 5:11 PM

    Hope he doesn’t fail the weed test.

  5. thirdistheworrd says: May 16, 2017 5:35 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 16, 2017 4:46 PM

    He is smaller than many RBs that he will try to stop. Good luck.
    ___________
    London Fletcher was 5’9, 230. Don’t want to jinx the kid by comparing him to a Great, but heart goes a long way in professional sports.

  6. noose18 says: May 16, 2017 5:46 PM

    It isn’t summer without some Marley on the speaker

  7. minerslung says: May 16, 2017 6:20 PM

    Grandpa bob was a very talented soccer player. Coulda been pro if his calling of music wasnt so profound. Good luck to him.

  8. waynefontesismyfather says: May 16, 2017 6:37 PM

    If he’s anything like his Grandfather he’ll be in the substance abuse program tomorrow.

  9. abninf says: May 16, 2017 6:51 PM

    Hopefully he’s not a druggie like gramps.

  10. streetyson says: May 16, 2017 7:00 PM

    maust1013 says:
    May 16, 2017 4:44 PM
    ♪♪ Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right… ♪♪
    ——————
    From the TMZ Allstars’ NFL-inspired song “No Woman, No Crime”.

  11. BraceForImpact says: May 16, 2017 7:01 PM

    abninf says:
    May 16, 2017 6:51 PM

    Hopefully he’s not a druggie like gramps

    ———————————————

    Hey he could be coke head and become President.

  12. runtheball says: May 16, 2017 7:24 PM

    Rohan Marley was a helluva player at Miami. He was the same size as Nico and got playing time on a linebacking corp with Darrin Smith, Michael Barrow and Jessie Armstead.

  13. maestro1899 says: May 16, 2017 7:42 PM

    runtheball says:
    May 16, 2017 7:24 PM
    Rohan Marley was a helluva player at Miami. He was the same size as Nico and got playing time on a linebacking corp with Darrin Smith, Michael Barrow and Jessie Armstead.

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    I remember him! He was pretty good. He also was seeing Lauryn Hill in the 90s and may or may not be the father of her baby (rumor was she didn’t know if it was his or Wyclef’s).

  14. realtruthteller100 says: May 16, 2017 8:13 PM

    wow, what uncharacteristcly discusting behavior from such a classy organization. cant beleive mr snyder would do this. niko comes from a long line of criminal drug smokers. he belongs in jail.

  15. koolaid69 says: May 16, 2017 8:45 PM

    I hope he likes jamming too!

  16. sixburghrules says: May 16, 2017 8:59 PM

    Let him play it out! Never know he migh be legit without the drugs

  17. sixburghrules says: May 16, 2017 9:06 PM

    Maybe focusing now on football only he might be something

  18. floridaraven says: May 16, 2017 9:49 PM

    Rasta man live up!

  19. harissonhits2 says: May 17, 2017 3:56 AM

    Hail to the Redskins and hail to Josh Alper.

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