Timing is not a strong-suit for Marsh. The third year cornerback had surgery to repair a fractured right hand suffered in Friday night's 14-9 win over the Carolina Panthers. Marsh, 25, was fighting for a spot on the Eagles roster.
The 2011 third-round pick out of Utah State appeared in 15 games last year for the Eagles racking up 12 tackles (11 solo) and one pass defended. He was given a shot early in OTAs to play with the first-teamers while Cary Williams was off picking out sconces and taking in some theatrical performances. He did not impress in practice and was underwhelming in the first preseason game against the Patriots.
With Brandon Boykin, Bradley Fletcher, and Cary Williams all as locks to make the Eagles roster, that most likely leaves two spots up for grabs. Brandon Hughes is likely to take one of those two spots with Marsh unable to prove his worth. The other spot could come from players already on the roster like rookie Jordan Poyer, Eddie Whitley, or Trevard Lindley or a free agent.
Either way, the secondary is a weakness but I'm not sure losing Marsh makes the secondary any weaker. You can take that as a comment on Marsh or the secondary - your choice.
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