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Official: Marsh agrees to terms

Jaguars
25 Mar 2020, 04:06 GMT+10

JACKSONVILLE - Call it another day for the defense.

With the 2020 free-agency period continuing, the Jaguars on Tuesday continued to add depth and experience on the defensive front.

Cassius Marsh, a veteran edge defender who played for the Arizona Cardinals last season, has agreed to terms to sign with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent. The Jaguars announced the move Tuesday in accordance with NFL rules.

"Cassius has demonstrated versatility and athleticism throughout his NFL career, and we're looking forward to what he can bring to our football team," Head Coach Doug Marrone said in a statement. "His ability to stop the run, play in coverage and get after the quarterback will add valuable flexibility to our defense."

Marsh, who has played with four NFL teams in six seasons, originally was a fourth-round selection by the Seattle Seahawks from UCLA in the 2014 NFL Draft. He played three seasons with the Seahawks and later spent part of 2017 with the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers and 2018 with the 49ers.

Marsh (6-feet-4, 254 pounds) has registered 14 sacks in six seasons, including 2.5 sacks for the Cardinals in 16 games last season. He likely will be a hybrid defensive end/linebacker in the Jaguars' defensive scheme.

Marsh is the son of Curtis Marsh Sr., a seventh-round selection by the Jaguars in their inaugural 1995 draft. Marsh Sr. played two seasons with the Jaguars.

Marsh's signing adds to the number of front-seven defensive players acquired by the Jaguars since last Wednesday's start of the 2020 NFL League Year.

They agreed to terms last week with two defensive players: former Cleveland Browns middle linebacker Joe Schobert and former Cardinals defensive tackle Rodney Gunter. They announced earlier Tuesday they agreed to terms with former Seattle Seahawks and longtime NFL veteran defensive tackle Al Woods.

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