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Colts Add DE Cassius Marsh to the Team’s Practice Squad

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The Indianapolis Colts announced on Saturday that the team has signed veteran defensive end Cassius Marsh to their practice squad.

It comes just a few days after the Colts brought Marsh in for a team workout earlier this week.

The 6’4”, 254 pound defensive end is a former 2014 4th round pick of the Seattle Seahawks (2014-16), but has also spent time with the New England Patriots (2017), San Francisco 49ers (2017-18), Seattle Seahawks (2019), Arizona Cardinals (2019), and Jacksonville Jaguars (2020) before joining the Colts organization on Saturday.

The 8-year veteran has 168 tackles (121 solo), 25 tackles for loss, 14.0 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries during 88 career games (9 starts).

He appeared in 4 games (1 start) for the Jaguars in 2020, recording 9 tackles and a QB hit but was recently released in mid-October of this season.

Of course, Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds has familiarity with Marsh, having been a key member of the Seahawks’ football operations department when he was drafted back in 2014.

The Colts currently have all 16 spots of their expanded practice squad filled, and with the new COVID precautions put in place, the team is allowed to carry vested veterans such as Marsh—who has more than 4 years of accrued NFL seasons, on their taxi-squad.

While the Colts’ defensive line rotation is deep right now—and young emerging pass rusher Kemoko Turay’s return is imminent off of PUP (perhaps as soon as after this week’s bye), Marsh provides the franchise a veteran defensive end with starting experience should a future need arise on their active roster because of potential injury or illness.