Riders place DB Nick Marshall on six-game injured list

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have placed defensive back Nick Marshall on the six-game injured list.

“He’s got a bang,” Riders head coach Chris Jones said.

Marshall was a Riders revelation who won the starting boundary corner spot in training camp and during his first regular season game in green and white he picked off Ricky Ray and returned it for the game-winning points in Saskatchewan’s 27-19 victory over Toronto.

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Marshall as an undrafted free agent after he went unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent parts of two seasons with the Jags and New York Jets, primarily as a returner and defensive back. He played in 21 career NFL games making 18 tackles, defending one pass and returning 25 kick-offs for 574 yards and 11 punts for 69 yards. The Jets waived Marshall after he was suspended four games for testing positive on performance-enhancing drugs and he spent 2017 as an NFL free agent.

With Marshall out the Riders will have to find a replacement at boundary corner: paging Duron Carter.

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66 Comments on Riders place DB Nick Marshall on six-game injured list

  1. Well sh*t !!!

    • Sir Gallahan of the Prairies // June 18, 2018 at 6:23 pm //

      I know this is the rumour. Yet it’s not official on any Rider sites. I’m listening to the official Riders radio sports talk show the SportsCage. Even they said it hasn’t been officially stated by the Riders anywhere.

    • Riders4Last // June 18, 2018 at 7:16 pm //

      He must have got a hangnail from that pick 6 which was an obvious pass interference against Gainey as he was all over the receiver allowing the pick, so now he feels guilty so he is “injured”

      • The Grog // June 18, 2018 at 9:56 pm //

        Dream on sunshine! Obviously you have the Riders finishing last! Have you nothing better to do than come on here & try to disturb the Rider Nation! LOL!!

      • Sask5150 // June 19, 2018 at 12:36 am //

        Yes but Tresmen could of challenged and he didn’t. The Refs didn’t call it so I guess there was no pass interference.

  2. Ridersrule // June 18, 2018 at 4:20 pm //

    Wow this comes as a big suprise . Didn’t see him go down with any indication of a injury let alone one that put him on the 6 game. I for one don’t like using carter on defense.

  3. MR. Green // June 18, 2018 at 4:29 pm //

    Son of a……………!

  4. rider fan // June 18, 2018 at 4:34 pm //

    This is a surprise, did not see him go down. If need be Carter will have to go out there on the interim. Next man up .

  5. Crap. Strangely we let all of our other DBs go at the end of camp except Aaron Ivory, who is from a DII school so he’s probably more of a project. Carter is probably our best bet at this point, but we may also have some calls out to a couple of the guys we just released. Or, I wonder if we think Radford could step in and play corner?

  6. No doubt Trevor Harris will pick apart the Riders DBs Thursday night.

    • Hopefully Harris will be too busy running for his life…

    • Huff's Neighbor // June 18, 2018 at 4:54 pm //

      Not likely. You should be more concerned if he makes it through his first series, or two.

    • Loosing one guy in the secondary doesn’t mean the Riders will be picked apart

      Gainey will have 2 picks and Durant will shut down the blackheads oh sorry the Dickheads oh shit what is the stupidest name of that team in Ottawa who named their team after the colours of their uniforms.

      Today’s games us the Ottawa Redbmacks hosting the Green & Whites

  7. Well this is interesting… lol
    I hope they bring another DB back in. I’m not a big fan of Carter playing DB. Granted we do have extra receivers.. I”m just not a fan of that project.

  8. Now – we can recall from 6 game at anytime right ?

    • We can, but the salary of the games missed will count against the cap. Where they wouldn’t if he waited the whole 6 games.

      • Hmm…Jones said he got nicked up and didn’t practice today, but didn’t sound concerned.

        Didn’t see him on 6 game at a quick glance…

        • Hopefully its a little nick.. and it was just quick uninformed reporting.

          • RobE – only trasaction I can find is – “International defensive back, Julian Wilson”

          • *to practice roster*

          • Well by that account, I’d say he’s just knicked up and we have some fast acting reporting without official word from the team. I’m hoping that’s the case, Marshall can out right ball.

  9. Julian Wilson or Aaron Ivory will move to game roster.
    I doubt that Radford is ready.

  10. Ridersrule // June 18, 2018 at 4:51 pm //

    Chris Lyles will be back in town shortly

  11. Julian Wilson? Chris Lyles? Do you guys have some info or is this just speculation?

  12. Chris Lyles would be the best option. He was here all last year and most of training camp. We could just plug him in and he’d be ready to go. He’s got all the athleticism to play the position. It’s just the mistakes we’d have to worry about, but we have Harris doing the chuck n’ duck all game we should be ok.

  13. MJspec. // June 18, 2018 at 5:16 pm //

    Lyles was cut during pre-season. Both Julian Wilson and Aaron Ivory are on the practice roster. Most likely Wilson will move to game roster.

  14. Scottsask // June 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm //

    Dang, he played really well in his first game, I also don’t want to see Carter start at corner but he’s still the best option at this point.

  15. Wilson was apparently just signed today.

  16. Scottsask // June 18, 2018 at 5:24 pm //

    There’s another rumour going around about Fantuz possibly returning, but I think he’s reached his best before date.

  17. DangDang // June 18, 2018 at 5:25 pm //

    Lyles? I would hope not and I am not sure why people would point out him when he looked poor in camp and games and was released early. They would be better off with Orlandus Harris, who was almost a bit of a surprise release. He was likely released because he is older and was not far enough ahead of others for his experience, but was one of the better DBs none the less.

  18. Equine Excellence // June 18, 2018 at 5:26 pm //

    Come on. guys. He’s not nicked at all. This is typical of Jones and is as predictable today’s sunrise. He needs to cut a salary without rightfully releasing the player all because of his shopping addiction. He may or may not appear again this season.

    • Bugger off

    • Isn’t there a stumps story? Oh no wait!! There isn’t…. nobody including the people in Calgary even care about the Stumps.

    • DangDang // June 18, 2018 at 5:35 pm //

      Equine Excellence, are you that daft? “hiding base salary” huh. WOW. thank’s for showcasing your idiocy.

      • I don’t believe I made any reference to “base salary”
        Going on 6 game allows his salary to be exempt from the cap.

        • MR. Green // June 18, 2018 at 6:03 pm //

          You’re presuming this without facts. You act like Marshall is making 6 figures for a rookie. Ridiculous post. He will be back by all accounts and reactivated in a game or 2. So, wrong again.

        • DangDang // June 18, 2018 at 6:31 pm //

          You understand that if he comes off someone else comes on and that with his entry level contract it would be around base, and thus there is no cap savings right? Never mind, you clearly are not capable of grasping that or you wouldn’t have called it hiding salary would you? You think they decided to suddenly stash a guy they are high on and had a pretty solid first game and bring in someone new to replace him? How is putting an injured player on the 6 a “Jones move?” If a guy is banged up and not able to practice, you put him on the 6 without hesitation. If he comes off early and can practice/return, then it is treated like a 1 game for the duration. Putting someone on the 1 game when they can not practice is just stupid. Thanks for providing the clown service to make everyone laugh at you. People need a chuckle or 2 in their day.

          • Equine Excellence // June 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm //

            If you had properly read what I said: zJones has a shopping addiction, meaning he’s bringing another body in, that is why he’s doing it. He’s dumping 1 salary to replace with another.

      • The answer to your question Dang – is, yes, yes he is absolutely that daft !!

    • Messamtrain // June 18, 2018 at 7:56 pm //

      Salary cap move? How much do you think an American rookie DB makes in this league? Doesn’t seem like you’re gonna save a lot.
      Bagg, Grant, Owens and Bond. That’s your salary cap move.

    • Lancaster/Reed // June 18, 2018 at 8:12 pm //

      Its amazing how much stupid can be packed into one annoying troll.

  19. Jeff Garcia's Agent // June 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm //

    Lyles isn’t coming back. All that guy does is get burned deep.

    Ivory will likely be moved from the PR to take Marshall’s place, especially since it’s a short week. Wilson was only added to the PR today, so it’s highly unlikely he’d step in, given Ivory went through a full camp and will have a better handle on the system.

    Jones likes to use the 6 game over the 1 game. I doubt Marshall misses all 6.

  20. I hope they don’t bring in Chris Lyle’s he was terrible

  21. Rider4 life // June 18, 2018 at 5:37 pm //

    Hey there’s talks with jeff Knox going on the last month or so you never know with jones.

  22. Scottsask // June 18, 2018 at 5:54 pm //

    Last heard Knox had a tryout with the Cowboys, not sure how that would help us at corner anyway.

  23. Equine Escape // June 18, 2018 at 6:11 pm //

    Quit screwing your horses and live in the real world.

  24. Harris is banged up and is no Ricky Ray, so If we keep the pressure up ALL game this shouldn’t be an issue for the team. Riders by a couple scores on Thursday.

  25. Blackhawk89 // June 18, 2018 at 6:22 pm //

    Players salary is only exempt if he stays on the 6 game for the full 6 I believe.

    • Right. And I fully expect we will see that happen

      • Sir Gallahan of the Prairies // June 18, 2018 at 6:38 pm //

        Are you nuts you imbecile. Nic Marshall is a big part of the Riders defence. It was Nic Marshall with the pic 6 last game against the Argos.
        This may be nothing more than misdirection from the Riders management. Or if he truly is hurt. He will be back way before 6 games.

      • Where’s Puck Hog when you need him….

  26. Dumb and dumber media men // June 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm //

    This is what is known as fake news. It’s the new mandate in SK to push back on the stupidity of the media announcing everything they possibly can. Giving the opposition 10 times the information than the Riders get from other teams media.
    The worst media for handing out information to the opposition is Darrell Davis, Jamie Nye and all his buddies at CJME.
    I still remember a media member 2 years ago sending out twitters at a Riders practise. On who which players were involved on a 3rd down fake punt play. It was an ex rider positional coach from another team that called Jones to give him the news.

  27. 3rd & 1 // June 18, 2018 at 6:56 pm //

    At 4:50PM the Riders made it official. So strange as I didn’t see him get injured after he returned that interception in the 4th Qtr.

  28. Nick Marshall did dislocate a thumb during training camp. I thought Ivory looked pretty good during the 2nd exhibition game considering he only showed up during the last week of training camp. It is a short week so is it Carter or Ivory who have practiced with the team or Wilson who played a couple of games in CFL last year? Riders plan to leave for Ottawa tomorrow afternoon.

  29. Scottsask // June 18, 2018 at 11:00 pm //

    Is Orlandis Harris still around? He looked quite good from what I recall.

  30. Can’t wait for the green sliders to play there back to back against ti-cats Collaros will probably be out with an injury by then or benched for throwing pick 6s Sliders have a soft schedule to begin but will b out classed in last 3/4 of season long yr for the green sliders

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