Cardinals sign Cassius Marsh, place Robert Alford on IR

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The Cardinals announced they signed free agent linebacker Cassius Marsh to a one-year contract Sunday. They placed cornerback Robert Alford on injured reserve in a corresponding move.

Alford broke his tibia in practice last month. He will have to miss at least the first eight games before returning.

The Seahawks cut Marsh after trading for Jadeveon Clowney.

Marsh is a five-year NFL veteran who has played with Seattle (2014-16, ‘17), New England (2017) and San Francisco (2017-18). He has appeared in 68 games with five starts and has 103 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Marsh, 27, entered the league with the Seahawks as a fourth-round selection in 2014.

The Cardinals also announced seven additions to the practice squad: Quarterback Drew Anderson, linebacker Dante Booker, cornerback Nate Brooks, tight end Darrell Daniels, linebacker Vontarrius Dora, receiver A.J. Richardson and tight end Caleb Wilson.

5 responses to “Cardinals sign Cassius Marsh, place Robert Alford on IR

  1. The 12th, being the homers that they are, put Marsh down when Seattle cut him. Now he has 2 chances this season to have the last laugh.

  2. Alford can come back after 6 weeks being they placed him on IR before their final 53 man roster was set. Alford coming back at the exact same time as elite CB Patrick Peterson will be a massive boost to the Cardinals defense at a time when AZ is just getting into the meat of their schedule.
    Marsh is a solid addition as a rotational player behind All-Pro’s Chandler Jones and Terrell Suggs giving Arizona two disruptive backups in Brooks Reed and Cassius Marsh, rookie Zach Allen can also play DE off the edge but will be used far more along the D-Line. ILB Hasson Reddick can also line up at OLB and rush the QB to giving Arizona plenty of guys who can rush off the edge.

  3. Nobody put Marsh down…he’s been a good Seahawk. Lot’s of penalties but he has always tried hard.

    Unfortunately for him, the Seahawk front 7 is just too deep this year. He is the odd man out and that’s the business of it.

    I think most of us wish him well but he does seem to always end up on a division rival when the Hawks cut him.

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