A source close to the team has reported that the Washington Redskins have released veteran LB Lemar Marshall. Also to report from the team will be the pick-up of free-agent LB Randall Godfrey (Chargers). These moves for the â€˜Skins will not change the team a whole lot. Washington’s signing of Godfrey is a good one, albeit it comes at the hands of Marshall, who was a solid team defender for Gregg Williams’ defensive system. At LB, Marshall was a consistent playmaker and a surety for Coach Gibbs, and he will be missed. It was a tough move to make, but they obviously see better things from the former Pro-Bowl LB Godfrey, who is a former Cowboy and Charger. Washington usually has a good, firm idea and a strong, game plan on what they like to do with their defenses, and this switch should turn out well and help the team.
The sky is the limit for this defense, which has all the talent in place this season to make its way in to the Top 10, accompanying other turnover-forcing defenses, as they showcase game-changers in the secondary (LaRon Landry & Sean Taylor, to name a few) and at the linebacker position (Marcus Washington, London Fletcher, and Rocky McIntosh). The adding and subtracting will not get main headlines from elite publications, or the much-wanted (?) talk-show air time, from the top businesses around the league, (besides Washington), but it may be something you want to keep your eye on if you’re a â€˜Skins fan or a â€˜backer of a team in the NFC East, rivaling this improving squad in the Nation’s Capital.