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Return to Seahawks ‘feels like home’ for DE Cassius Marsh

Cassius Marsh, who was drafted in 2014 by the Seahawks, is back with Seattle. (AP)

The Seahawks offseason moves brought at least one reunion, as Seattle signed former 2014 fourth-round pick Cassius Marsh to a deal in early April. The 26-year-old pass rusher joined 710 ESPN Seattle’s Danny, Dave and Moore Tuesday to talk about the return to his old team.

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“It’s a beautiful feeling, man, it’s like a homecoming really,” Marsh said. “It was hard for me when I left and the rest of the league is just different, so coming back here just feels like home. A lot of different faces, but a lot of familiar faces, too. So I feel at home and I love it, man, I feel blessed.”

Marsh spent three seasons in Seattle after being drafted in 2014, and during that time he recorded 41 tackles, three sacks, and five quarterback hits. The Seahawks traded Marsh to the New England Patriots in September 2017 in exchange for a fifth-round pick (which Seattle used to draft offensive lineman Jamarco Jones) and a seventh-round pick.

Marsh’s time in New England was short-lived, however. He was waived by the Patriots in November and later claimed by the San Francisco 49ers, where he played out the remainder of the 2017 season and appeared in every game in 2018 as a defensive end. Last year he finished with 38 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 14 quarterback hits.

Now back with Seattle, Marsh has been reunited with a few old teammates.

“I miss rushing with Frank, that’s my guy,” Clark said. “Me and him always stayed in touch, we hang out, and our girls are very close. That’s my brother. So you know, we’ve been talking about playing together again and here we are. And (Jarran) J-Reed, I had a great year, and the defense is always great here.”

There’s more new faces than old on Seattle’s defense, but plenty has changed for Marsh, as well – including the addition of a new family member. Marsh and his fiancée welcomed their first child, a son, in March.

“It’s changed everything. In an instant your focus and your outlook on life is just different,” Marsh said. “It’s not longer about you, it’s about your little person – my little man. So I feel very blessed. It’s like a calmed focus that, I don’t really know how to describe it, but it’s definitely changed me in a funny way. Like I said, I’m blessed and it’s a beautiful thing to be a father.”

Marsh also addressed a controversial comment he made about the Patriots last year. Hear that response, and the rest of Marsh’s interview, in the audio clip embedded above or on Danny, Dave and Moore’s podcast page.

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