In the wake of the Seattle Seahawks trading for Jadeveon Clowney on Saturday, the team also cut ties with Cassius Marsh, who many had pegged as a lock to make the roster to bolster the pass rush of the Hawks in 2019. However, with Ziggy Ansah set to step onto the field in the coming weeks and the addition of Clowney to the defensive line, there wasn’t a lot of room for Marsh and the Seahawks decided to move on.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, it didn’t take long for Marsh to find a new home, as he is reportedly set to sign with the NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals.
Former Seahawks’ DE Cassius Marsh, a casualty in Seattle from the Jadeveon Clowney deal, is now expected to stay in the NFC West and sign with the Cardinals, per source. Marsh had 5.5 sacks and 14 QB hits last year. Would play in a rotation with Terrell Suggs and Chandler Jones.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2019
Arizona marks the third different NFC West team for which Marsh will have played during his career, having originally been drafted by the Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft and having spent the latter part of 2017 and all of 2018 with the San Francisco 49ers. For the Cards he’ll be part of a pass rush rotation that includes fellow former New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones, as well as Terrell Suggs who was added in free agency from the Baltimore Ravens in the spring.
Joining the Cardinals makes sense for Marsh, as puts him close to where he grew up and attended college in Southern California, and we wish him the best of luck and success in fourteen of his sixteen games this coming season.