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Audition Notes: Wednesday

A rundown of today’s workouts..

  • Veteran wide receiver Austin Pettis worked out for the Panthers today, a source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk (on Twitter). Pettis, who was waived by the Rams in October, also worked out for the Seahawks recently. A third-round pick in 2011, caught 107 balls for 1,034 yards and nine touchdowns for St. Louis.
  • The Panthers also worked out fellow wideout Tysson Poots, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder is an Arena Football League player for the Arizona Rattlers.
  • The Lions took a look at cornerbacks Marc Anthony, Richard Marshall, and Kevin Rutland, according to Howard Balzer of USA Today (on Twitter).

Chargers Sign Crawford, Release Marshall

2:54pm: The Chargers agreed to terms with cornerback Richard Crawford, a source tells Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego (on Twitter). The Oceanside, California native and former Washignton defensive back will take Marshall’s spot on the roster and depth chart.

Crawford was waived by Washington earlier this month and had an audition with the Bucs soon after.

2:04pm: The Chargers have released cornerback Richard Marshall, a league source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk (on Twitter).

Marshall, 30 in December, has appeared in eight games with one start for San Diego this season. A veteran of nine seasons, Marshall has 80 games and 46 starts on his resume. Going by the basic stats, his best seasons came in 2009 and 2010 for the Panthers, where he had a combined seven interceptions, 17 pass deflections, one forced fumble, and 176 tackles.

The advanced stats haven’t been so kind to him this season. Pro Football Focus (subscription required) rates Marshall 90th out of 107 cornerbacks in 2014.

AFC Contract Details: Jones, Smith, Davis

Jacoby Jones has re-signed with the Ravens, on a modest four-year deal worth up to $12MM, reports Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun (via Twitter). The deal includes a $3.5MM signing bonus, with no other money guaranteed.

Here are more details on contracts signed for players by AFC teams this week:

  • Details on Steve Smith‘s deal with the Ravens were released earlier, but Wilson adds that his base salary for 2014 will only be $1MM, and will increase to $3MM for 2015 and 2016 (via Twitter).
  • While Vontae Davis‘ contract with the Colts was originally reported as including $20MM guaranteed, according to only $15MM is fully guaranteed, with an additional $5MM partially guaranteed.
  • Jason Babin‘s contract with the Jaguars will be a three-year deal worth $8.275MM, reports Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports (via Twitter). The contract is very incentive based (via Twitter).
  • Brandon Ghee signed a two-year deal with the Chargers, worth $1.65MM, reports Wilson (via Twitter). The deal includes a $230,000 signing bonus.
  • Richard Marshall‘s deal to re-sign with the Chargers is a one-year deal worth $855,000, reports Pelissero (via Twitter). The deal contains no guaranteed money.
  • Husain Abdullah‘s new deal with the Chiefs contains a $750,000 signing bonus, according to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star (via Twitter).

Chargers To Re-Sign Richard Marshall

The Chargers have agreed to terms with cornerback Richard Marshall, and will re-sign him to a one-year contract, reports Ian Rapoport of (via Twitter).

After starting 45 games in four seasons with the Panthers, Cardinals, and Dolphins, Marshall played a part-time role in 2013 for San Diego. Starting six of 16 games for the Chargers and appearing in 637 defensive snaps, Marshall ranked as just the 101st cornerback out of 110 qualified players, according to Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required). He was also a key contributor on special teams, recording 12 tackles for that unit.

AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs

D’Qwell Jackson was very impressed after meeting with the Broncos, but isn’t ready to make a decision, tweets Mike Klis of the Denver Post. In another tweet, Klis mentions that Jackson is heading to Miami to meet with the Dolphins before also meeting with an unknown team. Jackson should make a decision by the end of the week, Klis says in a final tweet.

A couple of notes from around the AFC West…

  • Eric Decker is not an elite player and the Broncos likely won’t pay him like one, says Jeffri Chadiha of According to Chadiha, Decker’s disappearance in the Super Bowl confirmed that Decker is a number two receiver, not a number one. The writer refers to a number of receivers who cashed in and then struggled with new teams, like Mike Wallace last season.
  • Chad Rinehart and Richard Marshall should receive attention from the Chargers, writes Eric D. Williams of Neither player would break the bank and they’d also fill holes in the team’s lineup, Williams says.
  • The Chiefs signed receiver Weston Dressler about a month ago, and Adam Teicher of warns to not overlook the acquisition. Teicher says that Dressler is insurance in case the team cannot retain free agent Dexter McCluster, but he also quotes coach Andy Reid saying “If you told me I could have two Dexter McClusters, that would be a good thing. I wouldn’t mind that at all.’’