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49ers re-sign defensive lineman to two-year deal


On Wednesday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers reported that they are bringing back defensive lineman Cassius Marsh on a two-year deal.

After being traded to the New England Patriots last September; where he played in nine games, made 16 tackles, one sack, and blocked one field goal, Marsh was claimed off waivers by the the 49ers on November 22; just in time to face his former team, the Seattle Seahawks, in Week 12.

Over Marsh’s six appearances with the 49ers, he had nine tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles, which earned the praise of general manager John Lynch.

“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,” John Lynch said. “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.”

Marsh first broke into the league as a member of the Seahawks from 2014-16, during which time he appeared in 37 games with one start, 40 tackles, three sacks, and one fumble recovery. Marsh reached the NFL in time to help the Seahawks in their last two postseason appearances, registering one tackle in four playoff games between 2015 and 2014.