Patriots trade for Seahawks defensive end Cassius Marsh

Getty Images

The Patriots didn’t hold onto the pick they acquired from Seattle on Friday for cornerback Justin Coleman. They traded it back to the Seahawks on Saturday, along with a fifth-round choice, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

In return, New England gets defensive end Cassius Marsh.

It continued a flurry of trades by the Patriots.

Marsh, a fourth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2014, has played in 37 games with one start in his three seasons. All three of his career sacks came last season, and he has 41 career tackles.

He joins true defensive ends Trey Flowers and Deatrich Wise on the roster.

35 responses to “Patriots trade for Seahawks defensive end Cassius Marsh

  1. Great guy and a hard working player. Seattle likely wouldn’t have been able to sign him after his rookie deal expires next year, so they got something for him now.

  2. Bill B. has always coveted his draft picks. He also said he knew when he would retire and this looks like he is coming towards the end. He only has 4 draft picks left next year -1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th rounders. They’ve even traded away some 2019 picks this past week. That’s very atypical of the Pats.

  3. hoberkunce says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm
    Great guy and a hard working player. Seattle likely wouldn’t have been able to sign him after his rookie deal expires next year, so they got something for him now.

    0 0 Rate This

    ——-

    yep…cap hell for seattle

    we know they can’t afford depth due to a top heavy roster, financially

  4. sportzfan says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm
    Why didn’t they just trade Justin Coleman for Marsh and keep the 7th round pick?

    2 0 Rate This

    ——

    bb deals well with many gms..

    throw
    me a bone, i’ll throw you one

  5. tylawspick6 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:14 pm
    sportzfan says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm
    Why didn’t they just trade Justin Coleman for Marsh and keep the 7th round pick?

    2 0 Rate This

    ——

    bb deals well with many gms..

    throw
    me a bone, i’ll throw you one

    ____________

    Interesting rationalization…

  6. Do you have any idea how foolish you look ragging on Belichick and the Patriots?

    Do you also go on business threads and trash Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos?

  7. PrincePaul says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm
    Bill B. has always coveted his draft picks. He also said he knew when he would retire and this looks like he is coming towards the end. He only has 4 draft picks left next year -1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th rounders. They’ve even traded away some 2019 picks this past week. That’s very atypical of the Pats.
    _______________

    In spite of having a 39 year old starting QB the Pats fielded the 6th youngest combined starting offense, ST and defensive groups and had the 8th youngest overall roster according to PFF. They had very few contested starting spots this year and that isn’t likely to change much next year either. Considering how low they draft year after year it isn’t all that surprising now that the roster is younger again they are back to looking at filling specific needs, it’s happened before.

  8. tylawspick6 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    yep…cap hell for seattle
    we know they can’t afford depth due to a top heavy roster, financially

    Coleman’s cap hit in 2017 is less than Marsh’s, so that’s not a factor. What I meant is that Marsh is a quality player who will get a big bump in salary next year when he gets a new contract. He was extra depth for Seattle, and although I liked him a lot, he wasn’t a starter, and there are plenty of quality rookie salary guys on Seattle’s bench.

  9. Brady’s longevity not only has allowed the Patriots to win consistently on the field, it has allowed BB to build a deep bench and target positions in the draft, trades and free agency. Early on, BB horded draft picks and took the best guy available. TB12 and BB attract talent, play to player’s strengths and make players better.

  10. .
    In recent days the Patriots gave up:

    a 7th rounder
    a 6th rounder (2019)
    Jacoby Brissett
    Justin Coleman
    a 5th rounder

    In return the Patriots received:

    Marquis Flowers
    Johnson Bademosi
    Phillip Dorsett
    Cassius Marsh
    .

  11. tylawspick6 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:13 pm
    bb preying on poorly run franchises, cap-wise, today

    detroit, seattle

    yep

    Grade school math too much for ya?
    The Patriots sent the seventh-round pick they received from Seattle on Friday for cornerback Justin Coleman. So, essentially, the Seahawks traded Marsh — drafted in the fourth round in 2014 — for Coleman and a fifth-round pick.

    Who’s preying on who? lmao, moron.

  12. tylawspick6 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:13 pm
    bb preying on poorly run franchises, cap-wise, today

    detroit, seattle

    yep

    Seahawks have $8.0 million in cap space. $20 million next year. I think they will be fine.

  13. exinsidetrader says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm
    No one posting here is qualified to question BB.
    ***************************
    And you aren’t qualified to make that statement… soooo…..

  14. @tigerlilac- That’s an odd analogy. Fans invest themselves emotionally in their teams, you know this, you do this too. Otherwise none of us would care if our team won or lost.
    Seriously, do you go on business threads and ‘toot the horn’ of Buffett and Bezos, bragging about their acquisitions or gains in their net worth?

  15. Brady’s longevity and in recent years, below market value pay has allowed BB to add depth. That’s a credit to Brady (and Giselle) moreso than a hallmark of Bill’s genius. There are other criteria that demonstrate his genius but the Pats depth is proportional to Brady’s (relatively) low pay.

  16. Hard to post an intelligent comment amongst the tantrum throwing children in here. I liked Marsh. He always seemed on the verge of breaking out. The kid has heart and talent. Maybe BB will find a way to tease his talent all the way out.

  17. tylawspick6 I just seen a post you provided berating Tom Coughlin for not wanting Colin Kaepernick as a QB. Your statement read and I quote “what a jerk”. Maybe our team should pick up Kaepernick then. What’s your thoughts on that or are you an anti American snowflake. I just think you’re a general idiot.

  18. kamthechancellor says:
    September 2, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Hard to post an intelligent comment amongst the tantrum throwing children in here. I liked Marsh. He always seemed on the verge of breaking out. The kid has heart and talent. Maybe BB will find a way to tease his talent all the way out.
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________
    Great opening sentence and I couldn’t agree more. But you have to admit some of the comments and trolling are worth a few laughs!

  19. we know they can’t afford depth due to a top heavy roster, financially

    ——

    Seattle is one of the deepest teams in the league. This year more so than most.

    Agree that wading through the middle-school posts to get some good info here is getting increasingly tedious.

  20. Good pick up by the Pats, the kid was developing into a really good pass rusher, but is kind of a knucklehead who commits way to many dumb roughing the passer penalties.

  21. Last year, when BB sent Collins to Cleveland and that other dude to Arizona…tyLaw and others lauded Bill by saying: he smartly gives up on a player a year early instead of a year too late…and with Hightower a FA, “Well, pats can’t sign everyone”. (Is that Cap hell?)

    Now, Seattle and Jets (Harris, Richarson) do the same thing… TyLaw says “caphell” and “tanking”

    Pats fans spin doctoring…

    I’m looking forward to all the “BB is great at selecting in the draft” nonsense… (Ealy, cooks, flowers, marsh, doucett, etc)

  22. Fix: three years

    hawks1124 says:
    September 3, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Good pick up by the Pats, the kid was developing into a really good pass rusher, but is kind of a knucklehead who commits way to many dumb roughing the passer penalties

    Three sacks in three yrs.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!