49ers claim Cassius Marsh off waivers from Patriots

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The 49ers claimed defensive lineman Cassius Marsh off waivers from the Patriots, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The Patriots sent 2018 fifth- and seventh-round picks to the Seahawks for Marsh. He made 19 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in nine games with New England before they cut him.

Marsh, a fourth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2014, played in 37 games in Seattle before the trade.

The 49ers claimed defensive lineman Sheldon Day off waivers from the Jaguars earlier this week.

9 responses to “49ers claim Cassius Marsh off waivers from Patriots

  1. I like Marsh but seems a little too big and slow to play linebacker and not big enough to play defensive end.

  2. Poor guy. Classic example of going from the penthouse to the outhouse. And before you respond, I have eliminated The Browns. They’re hardly an “NFL” team.

  3. dickshotdogs says:
    November 22, 2017 at 5:55 pm
    Poor guy. Classic example of going from the penthouse to the outhouse. And before you respond, I have eliminated The Browns. They’re hardly an “NFL” team.

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    I hear ya, but still the Browns have the first shot on waivers. So when he heard 49rs he was probably like “oh thank god!”

  4. billybone says:
    November 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    I like Marsh but seems a little too big and slow to play linebacker and not big enough to play defensive end.
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    He’ll play somewhere. Just not good fit for the Patriots system.

  5. There was speculation that Seattle cut Dwight Freeney not just to save salary cap space (they are down to about $100,000 in cap space) but also to make room to claim Cassius Marsh off waivers. The 49ers claimed Marsh, so now Seattle has lost a pass rusher but they won’t have Marsh to take Freeney’s place. Too bad. LOL

  6. Marsh lost special teams snaps to Trevor Reilly and then Reilly played better at LB, making Marsh expendable. At some point, you just have to give the other guy credit.

  7. With all the reworking of the Pats defense, he lacks penetration on edge rushes that the Pats now sometimes needed out of him in their 3-4 system, so they’re taking a chance on Eric Lee, who is bigger and heavier and in a preseasoner for the Texans against the Pats displayed some decent edge-rushing in similar schemes. These are the sort of analytics-driven roster depth-moves that the hooded one microsoft-excels in.

  8. The Patriots could have claimed Dwight Freeney off waivers, but the Lions had the priority on waiver claims because of an inferior record last season. Funny thing was that the Patriots could have traded Cassius Marsh back to Seattle for Dwight Freeney. Blame it on lack of communication between the two teams. LOL

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