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Danny Trevathan Out For the Year, Cassius Marsh to Take His Place

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are doing some roster shuffling ahead of Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. And among the moves that went through today included a second IR trip to one of the longest-serving members of the Bears defense. No, we’re not talking about Khalil Mack, who’s undergoing season-ending foot surgery, in case you missed it.

Danny Trevathan is going on injured reserve for the second time this season, which effectively ends his 2021 campaign. Trevathan was on the injury report the last two days with a knee issue. And apparently, it’s serious enough to knock him out for the rest of the year. Trevathan began the year on IR, but came back to play 5 games. The 31-year-old linebacker has been with the Bears since 2016, playing 67 games and appearing on a pair of playoff rosters in Chicago.

Taking Trevathan’s place on the roster is Cassius Marsh, who joined the team as a practice squad flex player before its MNF loss against the Steelers before the bye week. Marsh made a splash in his debut, pulling up with 1 sack, 1 QB Hit, and 5 total tackles. But his karate-kick and “taunting” “penalty” is likely what you’ll most remember from his first game with the Bears. Moving forward, Marsh will get more opportunities to splash. Preferably, without penalties.

And to round out the moves, the Bears made the Bruce Irvin signing officially official. Irvin joins the practice squad, where he can be called up as a flex player twice before Chicago must decide on whether or not to add him to the active roster. Irvin has ample experience as a starting pass-rusher. And with Khalil Mack out, his addition is welcome to a group that’s lacking.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.