49ers release Cassius Marsh

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The 49ers have released Cassius Marsh, Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com reports.

The team’s acquisition of Dee Ford made Marsh expendable as Marsh played the pass-rushing LEO position last season. The 49ers also are expected to add a pass rusher in the draft.

The 49ers will save $4.7 million against the salary cap with Marsh’s release, while taking a $900,000 charge in dead money.

“Thank you to the San Francisco 49ers organization, especially John Lynch and Coach [Kyle] Shanahan for believing in me and giving me a home even if it has been short lived,” Marsh said on social media. “I loved my time in San Jose and time I spent with my teammates and coaches last season. Sad to part ways, but business is business. I promise you I will be better than I ever have been. I also want to make sure I thank the 49er faithful for embracing me and supporting me and my family. Good luck and goodbye.”

Marsh, 26, joined the 49ers off waivers from the Patriots in November 2017. He played six games that season and 16 last season.

Marsh began his career with Seattle as a fourth-round pick in 2014.

10 responses to “49ers release Cassius Marsh

  1. Well everyone knows one place he isn’t going after the scorched earth treatment he gave the team before SF. Good riddance.

  2. The reality is he wasn’t any good with NE – he played edge, and on every pass play would try to speed rush around the corner and get pushed 5 yards behind the play. Every. Single. Time.

  3. He hated his time in NE and was waived after just a short time. NE ate two draft picked that they traded to get him from Seattle. Then the 49rs waive him after the first year of his two year deal with them. He did finish his waiver year with the 49’rs and get the contract, so there is skill there to develop.

    I’m not sure what is in store for him, but my guess is he gets a one year deal (after the draft?) by someone who thinks he may provide depth on a roster.

  4. carloswlassiter says:
    March 15, 2019 at 5:38 pm
    The reality is he wasn’t any good with NE – he played edge, and on every pass play would try to speed rush around the corner and get pushed 5 yards behind the play. Every. Single. Time.

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    This matched up 100 % to what I got to see from Marsh on the field. Plus special teams he would make a big tackle followed by leave a big hole for yardage.

    For some reason he was still a fan favorite even though he was arguably least talented player on the roster.

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