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.