Raiders sign linebacker Brandon Marshall

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The Raiders and linebacker Brandon Marshall have reached a deal.

Marshall will sign a one-year deal worth up to $4.1 million, a league source tells PFT. There’s no word on how much is guaranteed.

The 29-year-old Marshall has played the last six seasons for the AFC West rival Broncos. Last year he missed five games and had his fewest tackles since he became a starter in 2014.

Marshall is the No. 62 player on our Free Agent Top 100.

41 responses to “Raiders sign linebacker Brandon Marshall

  1. As a Broncos fan, injuries have played a huge factor in his recent years and he hasn’t been the same since the Super Bowl year. Hope him the best.

  2. Wow!! You mean we will actually have a few starting caliber LB’s on the roster at the start of the season? Big change from RMac waiting for late cuts and scraps every year

  3. Mike Mayock is not playing games in Oakland, him and Chucky are fielding a competitive team. If they draft smart, watch out for the RAIDers!

  4. They could be the first team with over 50% of their roster being first year players. It’s crazy how many free agents they have signed.

  5. I really think Mayock is going to crush his side of the gameplan. I would love to hit fast forward a couple of years and see how his drafts grade out.

  6. sbchamps3233 says:
    March 28, 2019 at 5:47 pm
    Well he used to be good. Now he’s just a Raider.
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    Meaning he’ll be better!

  7. They keep signing guys to one year aka 6 month deals. Those guys are playing for self. You guys really need to move away from that 1970s Raider Way mentality. It stopped working in 83.

  8. Not the same player he used to be. He signed a big deal with Denver a few years back and then got hit with a rash of injuries that really lowered his play. It’s telling that Denver needs linebackers badly yet didn’t even consider re signing Marshall.

  9. Gruden is just looking for 53 football players. He might have to go through a bunch to find them, but I’m confident he’ll find 53 guys that are willing to work their way to a championship or two or three.

  10. After the worthless SB last year, just wait for the Gruden/Belichek AFC game this year. Changing of the guard. Who/what in the NFC will rise up?

  11. @radrntn Ed Oliver would be a great pick at #4. Peter Schrager has the Raiders taking him there. Plenty of Edge players in this draft and with 3 picks in round 1 the Raiders should find some talent to hold onto for years to come. I’d go Ed Oliver, Hakeem Butler, and maybe O-line depending upon need at that position.

  12. New #Raiders LB Brandon Marshall only allowed 20 receptions and 241 yards in coverage in 2018, and his 12.7 coverage snaps per reception ranked 11th among 98 qualifying linebackers

    Sorry trolls another GREAT Raider signing …gotta luv the one year prove it deals!!!

    R4L

  13. Couldn’t have been a better scenario for Denver to have Marshall stay in the division. He can’t cover TE’s and is a very inconsistent tackler who routinely gets torched by running backs blowing through his failed arm tackles. Hope DT stays in the division as well.

  14. charliecharger says:
    March 28, 2019 at 8:25 pm
    Gruden is just looking for 53 football players. He might have to go through a bunch to find them, but I’m confident he’ll find 53 guys that are willing to work their way to a championship or two or three.
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    Thanks for the laugh! The only championship Gruden has ever found was with Dungy’s players. Against a team that wasn’t even smart enough to change the name of the plays after he left. I’m confident he will never find another.

  15. robertfootball says:
    March 29, 2019 at 7:51 am
    @radrntn Ed Oliver would be a great pick at #4. Peter Schrager has the Raiders taking him there. Plenty of Edge players in this draft and with 3 picks in round 1 the Raiders should find some talent to hold onto for years to come. I’d go Ed Oliver, Hakeem Butler, and maybe O-line depending upon need at that position.
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    I could see the Raiders taking him at #4 after he post those times, and 32 reps. Those short shuttle times shows he can play outside and other drills displayed he has an incredible quick burst. Raiders need an edge guy for sure to go opposite of Arden Key.I love Butlers size, and there are some good O-line available, but think we will probably go DLine with 4th pick, and the next 3 picks could be TE, Secondary, and if we outside DE earlier, I think we will bounce back inside on D-line…I would take the risk pick on Jeffrey Simmons later on if he is on the board, because I really think the pick is going to be Allen, Sweat, or Oliver at 4 (unless Quinnen is on the board)

  16. He’s great at making tackles from behind like 7 yards up field from the LOS. I’m stoked he’s the raiders problem now.

  17. I love my former Broncos but Marshall can’t run. If you ask me, Mayock is an idiot. You can draft a 5th rounder and get the same production. But hey, not my team. Good luck Brian.

  18. So the Raiders will now have two losses against the Chiefs and two more against the Chargers but with this trade just maybe they will split with the Broncos and go 1-5 in the division.

  19. The more negative whiny stuff I read the more I know were on the right track … Marshall ,Burfict and Whitehead our LB’s just got better now a great draft and were back .

    The only joke I see is all the armchair GM’s thinking they know more about players. HA HA

    RN4L

  20. If Marshall could still play at a high level, Denver wouldn’t be letting him go. His lack of ability to cover TE’s and running backs is WHY Denver let him go and now need to fill the middle LB spot.

  21. “The only championship Gruden has ever found was with Dungy’s players.”

    I always get a laugh out of this argument, Gruden swapped out quite a few players to make it his team that season. He fought the GM the remaining years to get the players he wanted. I assume if the Raiders gain a title this year that it will be “Gruden did it with JDRs players (even though there’s only a few left).” But by all means keep hating, it feeds us rabid Raiders fans.

  22. Guys are continuously leavingnegative comments about the Raiders moves. but these one year deals are great because the will continue to have money for free agents next year where they can get even better players. The big no e.g. this year went to long term stud contracts. Mo e.g. next year will be for the same. Meanwhile, build your long term Foundation through the draft. I think the Raiders are doing exactly what they should be doing.

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