The 49ers just made their first move of the offseason.
They re-signed defensive end Cassius Marsh to a two-year deal. Here’s a statement from general manager John Lynch:
“Since joining the team late last season, Cassius has impressed us with his unique skill set and the tremendous energy and passion he brings to all phases of the game. Cassius is a great example of our desire to reward our own players with contract extensions as we continue to build out our roster. We’re excited to have him as a 49er moving forward.”
The 49ers originally claimed Marsh off waivers during November of last season. He played in six games and recorded two sacks.
Marsh, 25, was a fourth-round pick in 2014. He has recorded six sacks during his career. I doubt the 49ers plan to use him in any of their defensive packages next season. He’s a quality backup. The Niners still need to add a starting defensive end to play opposite Elvis Dumervil in the Nickel defense.