Seahawks trying Eric Pinkins, Cassius Marsh at linebacker

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Pete Carroll has experimented with the possibility of moving a pair of second-year players to linebacker during the last month of offseason workouts.

Eric Pinkins was drafted in the sixth round to play cornerback last year. Cassius Marsh was drafted in the fourth round as a defensive end. Both saw time this spring working at strong-side linebacker for the Seahawks throughout OTAs and their one on-field day of mini-camp work last week.

Pinkins had already been shifted from cornerback to safety, having bulked up considerably while on the non-football injury list for all of last season. Marsh also missed a significant portion of last season after landing on injured reserve with a broken foot.

“That’s just for flexibility for the future to see how well he adapts to that,” Carroll said in regards to trying Marsh at linebacker last week.

However, the Seahawks could be seeing if Pinkins or Marsh could serve as a viable replacement for Bruce Irvin in the future. Irvin is in the final year of his rookie deal after the team declined his fifth-year option.

Irvin backtracked on previous comments stating his desire to play in Atlanta next season. Yet, Seattle has given an extension to K.J. Wright and wants to get a new deal done for Bobby Wagner as well. Irvin may find himself the odd man out with the Seahawks after this season anyway.

15 responses to “Seahawks trying Eric Pinkins, Cassius Marsh at linebacker

  1. I’d still rather see somebody win a tainted Super Bowl against the Seahawks than the Seahawks win a legit Super Bowl.

  2. usdcoyotesfan says:
    Jun 23, 2015 9:00 PM
    I’d still rather see somebody win a tainted Super Bowl against the Seahawks than the Seahawks win a legit Super Bowl.

    Better tune out this year.

  3. Eric Pinkins has no ceiling as far as potential at linebacker. His athleticism is freakish as shown by his SPARQ scores….and he has packed on lean muscle to gain weight but not lose explosiveness. With Bobby Wagner and KJ Wright able to show him the cerebral approach and philosophy of the Hawks defense, Pinkins has the opportunity to combine his physical tools, with the knowledge of great players. Watch out for Eric Pinkins.


    PS….that being said, Cassius Marsh could be the overall better of the two. Future of the funk.

  4. This team has risen to the top of the NFL for drafting gifted late round talent and developing them to replace the older more expensive players with no drop off in performance on the field from year to year. This is how Seattle is going to have sustained success during the JS / PC era.

  5. They leaching of talent continues for the Sea Squawks after their only Super Bowl win in franchise history. Reminds me of what happened to the New York Giants after they won the Super Bowl in 2011.

  6. Schneider and Carroll are great at finding players with unique talents and the putting them in positions to succeed. I’d rather see Marsh on the line because of how quick his hands are, but word out of camp is that Frank Clark is a beast. That defensive line is stacked.

  7. allidoiswin55 says:
    Jun 23, 2015 10:38 PM

    usdcoyotesfan- that’s bc you hate yourself!
    Or maybe it’s because the Seahawks’ Super Bowl win is tainted by PEDs.

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