According to The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, the Indianapolis Colts are working out veteran defensive end Cassius Marsh:
Colts working out Cassius Marsh— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 20, 2020
The former 2014 4th round pick of the Seattle Seahawks has also spent time with the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, and Jacksonville Jaguars organizations throughout his 7-year NFL career.
The 6’4”, 254 pound defensive end with 32 3/4” arms has 168 tackles (121 solo), 14.0 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries in 88 career games (9 starts).
He ran a 4.70 forty time back at his pro day in 2014, but isn’t necessarily the most athletic (or long) defensive lineman with a 33.7% NFL percentile SPARQ rating among defensive edges during that same year.
Marsh had appeared in 4 games (1 start) this season for the Jaguars, recording 9 tackles before being released last week.
The Colts don’t really have any significant injuries currently on the defensive line that are known, and pass rusher Kemoko Turay is progressing towards an imminent return off of PUP—perhaps even as soon as after the Colts current bye week.
Maybe this is a workout to kick the tires on additional defensive line depth—should the future need arise or to add Marsh, who has veteran experience, on the team’s practice squad. However, the Colts’ current defensive line rotation is deep.