ASHBURN — The Redskins signed linebacker Nico Marley, grandson of iconic reggae singer-songwriter Bob Marley, the team announced Tuesday.
Marley, 5-8 and 200 pounds, had been given a tryout at rookie minicamp, which was held at the Redskins facilities in Ashburn over the weekend.
Marley was a first-team All-American Athletic Conference player in 2016 at Tulane when he led the team in total tackles with 88. He was a four-year starter for the Green Wave and amassed 319 tackles (200 solo), 50.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, six basses defensed and four interceptions.
Marley’s father, Rohan Marley, played at linebacker Miami (Florida) alongside Dwayne Johnson, Warren Sapp and Ray Lewis and in the Canadian Football League.
The Redskins signed two other tryout players, tight end Manasseh Garner and cornerback Tevin Homer, on Monday. They waived linebacker Khairi Fortt and tight end Wes Saxton and released cornerback Tharold Simon, which left a spot open for Marley.
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