The Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran outside linebacker Cassius Marsh, as part of the team’s final cuts to get to a 53-man roster.
Marsh first came into the NFL as a draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2014. Since then, Marsh has been seven teams, including the Steelers, who will become the seventh team to cut him at some point.
He joined the Steelers after being signed off of the Colts’ practice squad in December of 2020. Down the stretch, Marsh got some playing time, including some significant snaps in the wild card game against the Cleveland Browns after Alex Highsmith was hobbled.
Throughout the 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 by upstart Jamir Jones, who made six special teams tackles and thus likely earned his way onto the squad as a result.
Marsh was among 14 players removed from the active roster on Tuesday as the Steelers cut down to the NFL-mandated 53-man limit before the 4 p.m. deadline.
The Steelers also cut offensive lineman Rashaad Coward, running back Trey Edmunds, guard B.J. Finney, cornerback Mark Gilbert, tackle Chaz Green, tackle John Leglue, cornerback Arthur Maulet, tight end Kevin Rader, outside linebacker Quincy Roche, running back Jaylen Samuels, safety Donovan Stiner, and wide receiver Cody White.
Additionally, quarterback Josh Dobbs was placed on injured reserve.