The Seattle Seahawks have hired defensive end Cbadius Marsh on a one-year contract.
The Seahawks are turning to a familiar player to help him solve what may be his greatest need. Marsh was selected in the fourth round by Seattle in 2014 and spent three seasons there before being transferred to the New England Patriots by fifth and seventh round selections in 2017.
He was released by New England in November of that season and landed with San Francisco, spending a season and a half there before being released after the 49ers traded for Dee Ford.
Because he was released by San Francisco, the Marsh signature will not affect Seattle's compensatory selection formula. The Seahawks are projected to have four comp selections in 2020.
Marsh, who turns 27 in July, has 11.5 sacks in 68 games in his career. That includes the best season of 5.5 last season.
He made headlines in the offseason when he told the San Francisco Chronicle that he had not enjoyed his nine-game stint with the Patriots.
"They asked me to do a lot of things I had never done: cover runners and receivers and, basically, almost never rush the pbader, which is what I did on the defensive line," Marsh said. "They do not have fun there, there's nothing funny about that, there's nothing happy about that, I did not enjoy my time there, you know what I'm saying, it was the first time in my life." think about not playing football because I hated it so much. "
The Seahawks are also signing defensive end / outside supporter Nate Orchard.
Orchard, 26, was selected in the second round by the Cleveland Browns in 2015. He spent three years in Cleveland, producing five sacks and 65 tackles in 34 games, and was released before the start of last season. He appeared in three games for the Bills and one for the Chiefs. Like Marsh, Orchard will not affect Seattle's compensatory election in 2020 because it was released by the Chiefs.
The Seahawks also visited Aaron Lynch and Nick Perry while looking for a defensive end to play against Frank Clark. Lynch recently signed again with the Chicago Bears.