Dolphins ink DB Marshall to three-year deal

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Former Cardinals DB Richard Marshall tweeted that he had agreed to a three-year deal with the Dolphins on Wednesday evening.

Marshall played one year for Arizona after spending his first five seasons in the NFL with the Panthers. In 2011, he played in all 16 games, with nine starts, and recorded 78 tackles, two sacks, 11 passes defensed and three interceptions.

Marshall has played in every game in his six-year career. He has 52 career passes defensed and 17 interceptions. He has returned two interceptions for touchdowns in his career.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the three-year deal is worth $16 million with $6 million guaranteed.

The way we see it

This may not have been the signing that Dolphins fans were hoping for — their concentration is at quarterback — but Marshall brings quality depth to the secondary. PFW had him ranked 53rd on its list of the top 100 free agents. It appeared that Marshall was high on the Cardinals' priority list. Miami has a need at nickel and free safety, and Marshall has the versatility to factor in at both spots.