The Jets have activated previously suspended wide receiver Jalin Marshall. Cornerback Marcus Williams was waived to make room.
We have activated WR Jalin Marshall and waived CB Marcus Williams. pic.twitter.com/0R9IIa3OyE— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 9, 2017
Marshall had been suspended for the first four weeks of the season, but the Jets kept him inactive for a fifth week. He will return to the lineup and perhaps enter the returner equation.
This appears to be the end of the line for Williams in a Jets uniform. Even if he clears waivers, he is not eligible for the practice squad. He initially was signed to the active roster as an undrafted rookie halfway through the 2014 season and immediately entered the starting lineup as part of the John Idzik Cornerback Experience.
In 2015, he registered six interceptions as a dime back and backup. The Jets promoted him to a starting role, and he was not up to it in a season long struggle. The team somewhat surprisingly gave him a second round tender, but he ended up buried on the depth chart falling behind Juston Burris and Darryl Roberts. He didn’t even get his first defensive snaps of the season until injuries forced him into the lineup yesterday, when he struggled against the Browns. One might presume this move is an indication Burris and Roberts are on the mend.
My prediction is some team picks him up, and that team’s fans get way too hyped because they see the six interceptions in 2015 in his statistical profile.