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Texans to work out former Raiders LB Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall, Raiders, Texans

The Houston Texans have undergone major roster changes in the past few days and could be interested in another marquee player. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Houston is working out former Oakland Raider linebacker Brandon Marshall.

Back in March, the Raiders signed Marshall to a one-year deal that was worth up to $4.1 million. In a surprising move, Oakland released the Las Vegas native as a means to trim their roster down to 53 players on Saturday.

Marshall began his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012 as a fifth-round pick out of Nevada. However, Marshall made his name known when he joined the Denver Broncos in 2013.

Following his release from the Jaguars, Denver added the athletic linebacker to their practice squad. He suited up in one game in 2013, but in the next season, Marshall became a mainstay on the Broncos’ defense.

From 2014-2018, Marshall was a stalwart inside linebacker in Denver and tallied three seasons with over 100 tackles. During his time with the Broncos, Marshall was a crucial part of Denver’s defense when they took down the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

In that game, the versatile linebacker managed to tally five tackles and a tackle for loss. Now, the Texans are showing interest in his services on defense. Other teams will undoubtedly pursue the 29-year-old if he remains unsigned.

Currently, Houston already has Benardrick McKinney and Zach Cunningham at their inside linebacker spots. Therefore, it remains to be seen where Marshall figures into their plans on defense—if they do sign him.