Chargers cut cornerback Richard Marshall

SAN DIEGO -- In need of help at cornerback, the San Diego Chargers released veteran Richard Marshall on Monday.

The Chargers plan to fill the spot left vacant by Marshall’s departure this evening. Marshall, 29, struggled when pressed into duty against Denver last week, getting beat deep by receiver Emmanuel Sanders for a 31-yard score.

Marshall played in 24 games for the Chargers over two seasons, starting seven. He totaled 95 tackles and six pass breakups.

However, the Fresno State product offered versatility, with an ability to play cornerback, slot defender and safety. With Marshall gone, the Chargers have just two healthy cornerbacks on the active roster, Shareece Wright and Chris Davis.

Rookie Jason Verrett could miss more time after re-injuring his left shoulder against the Broncos. Brandon Flowers missed last week’s game at Denver with a concussion. And second-year pro Steve Williams did not play against the Broncos because of a groin injury.

Marshall’s release might be a signal that Flowers could be available to play this week against Miami.