When ColtPower broke the story on August 4th, the reason for the talented safety's sudden departure was unknown, but according to one NFL source, it appeared that Marsh wasn't sure that he wanted to continue to play football.
If that report was accurate, Marsh's thinking has evidently changed since last summer as the Colts officially reinstated him off the Reserved/Left Camp list on Monday.
In his Colt Scout Insiders feature on Marsh last June, Jerry Langton pointed out that in addition to being a hard-hitting safety, the rookie could also provide depth as a returns specialist.
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The move couldn't have come at a better time for the Colts. As of right now, they have just three safeties -- Bob Sanders, Antoine Bethea and Matt Giordano -- returning from their Super Bowl roster. Mike Doss is an unrestricted free agent and the team released Dexter Reid.
Marlin Jackson, who filled in at safety when the team had multiple injuries at the position in 2006 will likely be needed as a starter at cornerback in 2007. Nick Harper is an unrestricted free agent and Jason David received a low tender as an unrestricted free agent that would only require a fourth-round draft pick as compensation if the Colts don't match an offer from another team.