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49ers sign Cassius Marsh to 2-year contract extension

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The 49ers are bringing back a big piece of their late season pass rush.

The San Francisco 49ers have announced their second contract extension of the offseason. The 49ers announced linebacker/defensive end Cassius Marsh signed a two-year contract. He was due to hit free agency in March.

The 49ers acquired Marsh off waivers from the New England Patriots on November 22, 2017. He appeared in each of the team’s final six games of the season and registered 10 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles.

The 49ers pass rush struggled to get going with much consistency outside of Elvis Dumervil. However, Marsh proved upon his arrival that he could be an impact player. He struggled with his consistency in New England, and Seattle prior, but he proved to be a strong rotational option. We likely will see the team look for additional help on the edge, but it could prove to be a big help getting him extended.

John Lynch had the following to say on the signing:

“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,” said 49ers General Manager John Lynch. “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.”

Marsh already earned some money this offseason thanks to his previous time with the Patriots. He received $107,000 in playoff bonus money, which we broke down on Monday. That money does not count against the salary cap.