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    The first day of the 2018 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

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Marcus Robertson
Defensive Backs
Age:
48
College:
Iowa State
Hometown:
Pasadena, Calif.
Experience:
14

Marcus Robertson, who has spent the last 26 seasons in the NFL as a player, administrator and coach, has instructed defensive backs in the NFL for the last 10 seasons, most recently working with Oakland’s secondary from 2014-16.

He coached in Detroit (2012-13) and Tennessee (2007-11) following a 12-year playing career with Houston/Tennessee (1991-2000) and Seattle (2001-02).

Marcus Robertson, who has spent the last 26 seasons in the NFL as a player, administrator and coach, has instructed defensive backs in the NFL for the last 10 seasons, most recently working with Oakland’s secondary from 2014-16.

He coached in Detroit (2012-13) and Tennessee (2007-11) following a 12-year playing career with Houston/Tennessee (1991-2000) and Seattle (2001-02).

Robertson spent the 2014 season coaching Oakland’s secondary with Broncos Defensive Coordinator Joe Woods before being promoted to defensive backs coach following Woods’ departure to Denver in 2015. The Raiders totaled the eighth-most interceptions (30) and the sixth-most passes defensed (163) in the NFL during Robertson’s two seasons leading the Raiders’ defensive backs.

Safeties Charles Woodson and Reggie Nelson earned Pro Bowl selections in 2015 and 2016, respectively, under Robertson. Woodson’s five interceptions in 2015 were the most in NFL history by a player in his 18th season or later.

Robertson spent the 2013 season as Detroit’s secondary coach after being promoted from assistant secondary coach the year before. The Lions finished ninth in the NFL in passes defensed (88) in 2013 while limiting opponents to a 59.1 completion percentage.

As secondary coach for the Tennessee Titans from 2009-11, Robertson helped the team rank second in the NFL in average passing yards per completion (10.6) during that span. In 2009, the Titans finished eighth in the league in interceptions (20) while ranking second in interceptions returned for touchdowns (4).

Robertson began his coaching career as the assistant secondary coach with Tennessee (2007-08). In 2008, the Titans secondary boasted three Pro Bowl selections: cornerback Cortland Finnegan along with safeties Chris Hope and Michael Griffin. The defensive backs collected 19 interceptions, which ranked second among NFL secondaries.

In between his playing and coaching career, Robertson spent four seasons (2003-06) as the Titans’ director of player development. He was the recipient of the Winston and Shell Award in 2006 for his innovation and commitment to player development in the NFL.

Robertson enjoyed a 12-year playing career with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans (1991-00) and Seattle (2001-02), earning Associated Press All-Pro First Team honors at free safety in 1993 and 1997. Selected by Houston in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft from Iowa State University, Roberston played 162 regular-season games (144 starts) and finished his career with 24 interceptions (458 yds.) and 72 passes defensed.

A 2008 inductee into the Iowa State University Hall of Fame, Robertson was born on Oct. 2, 1969.

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