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Redskins sign grandson of Bob Marley, Nico Marley

Nico Marley
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

The Washington Redskins have signed the grandson of legendary reggae musician Bob Marley, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Nico Marley is a former Tulane linebacker whose father, Rohan Marley, played linebacker as well for the Miami Hurricanes.

A four-year starter for the Green Wave, Marley racked up 319 total tackles, 48.5 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, seven forced fumbles and four interceptions during his college career.

As a senior season in 2016, the 5-foot-8, 200 pounder earned first-team All-American Athletic Conference honors for the second year in a row. It seems unlikely he’ll make the squad as a linebacker, given his size, but perhaps a switch to safety is on the menu.

Marley earned his contract after trying out over the weekend during Washington’s rookie minicamp.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.