By Sarah Berkowitz
Eagles running back Byron Marshall made a nice NFL debut yesterday in Baltimore.
Marshall was added to the Eagles 53-man roster and, with Kenjon Barner suffering a hamstring injury, Marshall could be in line for more playing time on Thursday Night Football against the Giants.
Marshall gained three yards on his first carry. He fell to the ground on the wet surface at M&T Bank Stadium on his next one.
On the Eagles’ final series of the third quarter, Marshall gained 20 yards.
“Once I got settled, the game came to me,” Marshall said at his locker after the game. “I felt like I made the right reads and the right cuts. So, I thought it was a decent day. It could have been a lot better, but not a bad day. The blocks were there. The O-line was trying real hard today. They had a real good game.”
One of Marshall’s runs featured showcased his elusiveness as he gave Terrell Suggs a move that left him reaching for air. Marshall didn’t realize it was Suggs that he shook and got a good laugh when he was told that it was the future Hall of Famer that he got.