Jalin Marshall must have just exhaled a giant sigh of relief.
The former Ohio State wide receiver, who went pro after his redshirt sophomore season but did not get drafted, made the Jets’ 53-man roster and will be the team’s primary punt and kick returner for New York’s opener against the Bengals, coach Todd Bowles said Monday.
Bowles said Jalin Marshall is the punt returner this week. #nyj
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) September 5, 2016
Marshall was suspended for Ohio State’s first game in 2015 for violating team rules, but returned to play in the team’s final 12. He had 36 receptions for 477 yards and five touchdowns.
Marshall was the Buckeyes’ primary punt returner the last two years, averaging 12.7 yards on 52 returns with one touchdowns. He brought a kickoff to the house for the Jets against the Jaguars in the preseason.
— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) August 12, 2016