REPORTS: Marcus Epps Signing With Las Vegas Raiders
LARAMIE -- Marcus Epps is cashing in.
The former Wyoming walk-on Monday reportedly inked a two-year, $12 million deal with the Las Vegas Raiders after spending parts of the last four seasons in the Philadelphia secondary. NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero is reporting nearly $8 million will be guaranteed.
Epps tallied 94 tackles and forced a fumble last fall while helping lead the Eagles to Super Bowl LVII. In that game, a 38-35 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Epps registered six tackles, including four solo stops.
The 6-foot, 198-pound safety appeared in all 20 games and even lined up on special teams. He capped his career in Philly with 203 tackles, three interceptions and 15 pass breakups over a 54-game span.
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Epps, who was originally selected by Minnesota in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, appeared in just eight games for the Vikings before being released in early November.
During his four-year stint in Laramie, Epps landed 324 tackles, including 18.5 for loss while playing alongside current Jacksonville safety Andrew Wingard. The Los Angeles area native also picked off nine passes in Laramie, including a career-high four during the 2017 campaign. Epps also forced five fumbles and recovered four others. He also broke up 22 pass attempts.
Epps is one of 10 former Wyoming players in the NFL and joins fellow UW teammate Tyler Hall in the Raiders secondary. Tashaun Gipson, the longest-tenured former Cowboy in the league, Sunday night signed a one-year, $2.9 million deal to remain with the San Francisco 49ers.
Former Wyoming walk-on Marcus Epps leaving his mark in the NFL
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