Marsh signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks on Thursday, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports. Marsh will stay within the NFC West after being let go by the 49ers last month, returning to the team that spent a fourth-round pick on him back in 2014. The 26-year-old registered 27 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 16 games with San Francisco in 2018 and should provide Seattle with depth on the edge behind Frank Clark.
Marsh was released by the 49ers on Friday. Marsh appeared in all 16 games in San Francisco last season with three starts. He logged 37 tackles, 5.5 sacks and one fumble recovery over that span. The 25-year-old pass rusher will now look to earn a rotational role elsewhere in the league.
Marsh finished the season with 38 tackles (27 solo) with 5.5 sacks in 16 games. Marsh's 5.5 sacks were the highest total he has recorded as a pro, and they were good enough to finish second amongst all 49ers defensive players. The 25-year-old's usage as a situational pass rusher limited his tackle contributions, thus capping his value as a consistent IDP contributor. Marsh is under contract for the 2019 season, and his roster spot seems fairly safe given the team's inability to generate a pass rush from the outside.
Marsh had three tackles (two solo) and two sacks in Sunday's 14-9 loss to the Bears. Marsh has been feast or famine for much of the season, as he now has 5.5 sacks, 2.5 of which came Week 9 at Oakland. The 26-year-old played 29 of 64 defensive snaps Sunday while continuing to serve in a rotational role at defensive end.
Marsh (groin) was active for Thursday's preseason opener, recording a tackle in limited action. Marsh is expected to be used as a pass-rush specialist and special teams contributor with the 49ers after inking a two-year extension this past offseason. The 24-year-old recorded three sacks in a similar role with both the Patriots and 49ers in 2017.
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