49ers extend defensive lineman Cassius Marsh

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The 49ers saw enough of Cassius Marsh to decide they wanted to keep him around.

The team announced they had signed the defensive lineman to a new two-year deal.

“Since joining the team late last season, Cassius has impressed us with his unique skill set and the tremendous energy and passion he brings to all phases of the game,” 49ers General Manager John Lynch said in a statement. “Cassius is a great example of our desire to reward our own players with contract extensions as we continue to build out our roster. We’re excited to have him as a 49er moving forward.”

Originally a fourth-round pick of the Seahawks, he was traded to the Patriots last offseason. But when the Patriots cut him in November, the 49ers claimed him and found a use for him. He played in the last six games, and had a pair of sacks.

He would have been an unrestricted free agent.

12 responses to “49ers extend defensive lineman Cassius Marsh

  1. Oh look, it’s another one of those players from the “genius” trades that Bilicheat made last season.

    The Patriots quite possibly had the most embarrassing off season in decades.

    On a side note, so excited to see what the Niners can become with Shanahan, Lynch and Jimmy G. The Rams an Niners battling it out for that division crown for years will be fun to watch.

  2. Marsh has twice as many sacks for the 49ers in 6 games as highly touted Sheldon Richardson has in 15 games for Seattle. Seattle had to part with WR Jermaine Kearse and a 2nd round draft pick to get Richardson, and he may not even re-sign with Seattle.

  3. scmems07 says:
    On a side note, so excited to see what the Niners can become with Shanahan, Lynch and Jimmy G. The Rams an Niners battling it out for that division crown for years will be fun to watch.
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    They’ll be 2nd and 3rd.

  4. Pats were in the S Bowl, which came down to the last 2 minutes. I’m sure they’re hanging their heads in shame. Marsh,a mid rnd pk that was dumped by his 2nd team, may have found a home in talent deficient SF. Good luck to him. Not a fit for the Pats at a position they tried about 5 guys at and couldn’t find a fit. Too small to set the edge.

  5. omeimontis says:
    Marsh has twice as many sacks for the 49ers in 6 games as highly touted Sheldon Richardson has in 15 games for Seattle. Seattle had to part with WR Jermaine Kearse and a 2nd round draft pick to get Richardson, and he may not even re-sign with Seattle.
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    Richardson is tackle. That might have something to do with it.

  6. Marsh was in Seattle for several years. Personally, I couldn’t understand why Pete drafted and signed him. Special teams player. Doesn’t have the speed or power to be an edge rusher. Seattle knew it, and released him. Good to know Marsh will be a leech on someone else’s salary cap.

  7. Seattle did not release Marsh They traded him to the Patriots, who used him as a defender against the rush at the edge, according to him. Then the Patriots released Marsh, and Seattle was apparently all set to claim him off waivers because they released Dwight Freeney the same week, but the 49ers had priority because they had fewer wins in 2016. Marsh is more of a pass rusher than a run defender. He had 3 sacks for Seattle in 2016. He was definitely more than just a special teams player.

  8. On a side note, so excited to see what the Niners can become with Shanahan, Lynch and Jimmy G. The Rams an Niners battling it out for 2nd place in the division for years to come will be fun to watch.

    Fixed that for you.

    When was the last time the Niners beat the Hawks?

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