The Pittsburgh Steelers announced two roster moves on Monday. After clearing the NFL Covid protocol, outside linebacker Cassius Marsh has been activated to the Steelers 53-man roster. Unfortunately, the corresponding move to have room for Marsh on the roster was the Steelers placed starting left guard Matt Feiler on the Reserve/Injured List.
We activated DE Cassius Marsh to the 53-man roster and placed G Matt Feiler on the Reserve/Injured List.https://t.co/BP7OrCDqyX— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 14, 2020
Feiler has started every game in 2020 at the left guard position after moving over from right tackle concluding the 2019 season. Filer has been a regular starter for the Steelers over the last three seasons and has started the last 34 games for Pittsburgh. BY going on IR, Feiler must miss a minimum of three games so it is possible for Feiler to return for the postseason should his injury allow it.
After exiting Sunday nights game in the first quarter, rookie fourth round draft pick Kevin Dotson came in to replace Feiler at left guard. Unfortunately, Dotson exited in the third quarter as well with a pectoral injury and his status going forward is unknown at this time. Center J.C. Hassenauer finished the game at guard for the Steelers.
As for the Steelers new addition to the roster, Cassius Marsh was initially signed last week by the Steelers off the Indianapolis Colts practice squad. Having to go through the five-day Covid protocol, Marsh was not available Sunday night against Buffalo.
Marsh fits into the precise definition of an NFL journeyman. The Steelers are now Marsh’s seventh team in his seven seasons in the NFL. Originally drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 draft by the Seahawks, Marsh spent his first three years in Seattle. Over three seasons, Marsh appeared in 37 games and started one. In his final year with the Seahawks, Marsh had three sacks, five quarterback hits, five tackles for loss, and 22 total tackles along with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Marsh played in 15 games in 2017 with nine being in New England and six in San Francisco. In 2018, Marsh played the entire season with the 49ers where he had 3 starts, 5.5 sacks, 14 quarterback hits, and a fumble recovery. In 2019 Marsh played in Arizona all 16 games while starting three and adding another 2.5 sacks. As for 2020, Marsh spent four games with the Jacksonville Jaguars before landing in Indianapolis where he played three games.
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