Sometimes an unforeseen circumstance can set a number of wheels in motion. I wonder if the signing of Randall Godfrey and the release of Lemar Marshall would have happened if Marcus Washington hadn’t been injured. I also wonder if this signing gives some indication to how highly they regard other individuals.
With Marcus being injured, potentially for a while, the Skins would benefit from someone experienced that could play both inside and outside LB. Enter Randall Godfrey who has played for Gregg Williams before – arguably played his best football under Gregg Williams. Godfrey has mostly played ILB but has shown the ability to play OLB as well. To make room for Godfrey, the Skins cut Marshall, which makes me believe that they made this move, in part because they feel comfortable with the progress that H.B. Blades has made during the pre-season. Plus once Washington is healthy you can also plug Godfrey in as a backup MLB.