Per the Official Site:
The move comes as somewhat of a surprise, as Marshall was a versatile linebacker who could play all three positions for the Redskins.
But with Marcus Washington slowed by a dislocated right elbow this preseason, it appears the team wanted a linebacker with greater size than Marshall's 6-2, 225-pound frame.
So much for the suggestion that Rocky has done well enough to possibly play for an injured Marcus Washington which would necessarily leave the weak-side job to Lemar Marshall, where his size is less of an issue.
Gary Fitzgerald goes on to note that "Marshall is among the success stories for the Redskins' personnel department this decade" then documents that success, which makes the move all the crazier, in my opinion. And to replace what I thought was a clear-cut "Redskins guy" whatever the fudge that concept is supposed to mean now, we sign someone else's 11 year veteran who happens to be bigger, although I can't confirm that since he doesn't exist in either the current or former NFL player's list at the league's official site. He's not on the roster. All we know of Godfrey is:
Godfrey played for Redskins assistant head coach-defense Gregg Williams with the Titans in the 2000 season.
Another strange development:
I'll update pending additional information.