The Chicago Bears have promoted former Steelers outside linebacker Cassius Marsh to their active roster, the team announced on Friday, while placing Danny Trevathan and Khalil Mack on injured reserve and also singing former West Virginia linebacker Bruce Irvin.
Marsh, who spent part of 2020 and the entire 2021 offseason with the Steelers, was elevated from the Bears practice squad against his former club two weeks ago, and earned a controversial taunting penalty that helped the Steelers come away with a win.
Marsh joined the Steelers after being signed off the Colts’ practice squad in December 2020. Down the stretch run last season, Marsh got some playing time, including some significant snaps in the Wild Card game against the Cleveland Browns.
Thought the 2021 preseason, Marsh registered three or more pressures in two out of the four Steelers’ games according to Pro Football Focus. He was beat out for the spot on the Steelers roster by upstart Jamir Jones.
The Steelers later lost Jones on waivers and eventually replaced him with Taco Charlton, who will likely start for T.J. Watt on Sunday.