The Chicago Bears have signed former Steelers outside linebacker Cassius Marsh to their practice squad, according to the NFL transactions page.
Marsh joined the Steelers after being signed off of the Colts’ practice squad in December of 2020. Down the stretch run of 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, who made six special teams tackles and thus likely earned his way onto the squad as a result.
Marsh has not re-signed with another team since being released by the Steelers. It’s likely the Bears are interested in not just Marsh’s ability as a linebacker, but in gaining some intelligence on the Steelers, as well.
Marsh first came into the NFL as a draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2014. Since then, Marsh has been with eight teams. He has played 92 games and made nine starts.