A late-season waiver pickup for the 49ers, Marsh upgraded the team's dormant pass rush over the final six games of 2017, providing two sacks and 11 tackles. He also established himself as a mainstay on the team's kick-coverage and return units, with only Dekoda Watson playing more snaps on special teams from Week 12 onward. Look for the 25-year-old to rotate in regularly on defense and play a prominent role on special teams again in 2018.
After being let go by the Patriots on Tuesday, Marsh didn't take long to find a new home. He'll likely work as a rotational defensive end for the 49ers, which may only net him only a handful of snaps most weeks.
Marsh was released by the Patriots on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Marsh was traded to the Patriots this past offseason. In nine games with the team, Marsh totaled 19 tackles and a sack. He hasn't seen much action over the past few weeks and will likely cede most of his duties as a reserve defensive lineman to the recently signed Ricky Jean Francois.
Marsh (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against Denver.
The shoulder injury hasn't healed the way the team would have liked. With Marsh out, Deatrich Wise could see a spike in playing time.
|2017||New England Patriots||9||19||16.0||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||11||10.0||1||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||9||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||New England Patriots||9||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|