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Jets Releasing CB Marcus Williams, Activating WR Jalin Marshall

Jets HC Todd Bowles announced Monday that they are releasing CB Marcus Williams and activating WR Jalin Marshall from the exempt list.

Marshall just finished serving his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Williams, 26, originally signed on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of North Dakota State back in May of 2014. He was waived from the Texans’ practice squad a few weeks into the regular season before later signing on with the Jets.

Williams played out the final year of his three-year, $1.53 million contract before returning to the Jets on a one-year, $2.75-million restricted contract this offseason.

In 2017, Williams has appeared in five games for the Jets and recorded five tackles and no interceptions or pass defenses.

Marshall, 22, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State back in May of last year. He managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason and stands to make a base salary of $540,000 for the 2017 season.

In 2016, Marshall appeared in 10 games for the Jets and caught 14 passes for 162 yards receiving and two touchdowns. He also contributed 324 kick return yards and another 100 punt return yards last season.