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Marcus Spears

Marcus Spears - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 315 lbs.
Birthday 03/08/1983
Birthplace Baton Rouge, LA
College LSU
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 1st round, 20th pick by Cowboys

Ravens hold off 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Feb. 03, 2013 @ 10:53 p.m. ET
Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown and the Ravens beat the 49ers 34-31 to win Super Bowl XLVII.

Ravens' Saturday pool report

Posted Feb. 02, 2013 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Ravens held a loose, pre-Super Bowl walkthough at the Superdome surrounded by family on Saturday afternoon.

Ravens OLT McKinnie and OLG Osemele vs. 49ers' Smiths

Posted Feb. 02, 2013 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
On the left side of the Baltimore front wall, OLT Bryant McKinnie and OLG Kelechi Osemele draw the assignment of the Niners’ sensational Smith tandem.

Bold acts: Decision to fire Cameron most impactful

Posted Feb. 02, 2013 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
John Harbaugh's decision to fire Cam Cameron was more impactful than the 49ers' bold move to stick with QB Colin Kaepernick, writes Hub Arkush.

Williams, Wilhoite make tiny Washburn proud

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 7:02 p.m. ET
Ravens CB Cary Williams and 49ers special-teams ace Michael Wilhoite, teammates at Division-II Washburn, face off in Super Bowl XLVII.

Friday injury report for Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
Here is a look at the injury designations for the 49ers' and Ravens' players heading into Super Bowl XLVII.

Ravens' Friday pool report

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Ray Lewis walked off the practice field for the last time Friday as the Ravens concluded full-scale workouts at the New Orleans Saints’ practice facility.

Lewis overload has shrouded Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
With so much worth celebrating at Super Bowl XLVII, it's a shame Ray Lewis has dominated the headlines, writes PFW publisher Hub Arkush.

Harbaugh brothers could envision working together

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
At their joint news conference Friday, Jim and John Harbaugh said they would welcome the opportunity to work together in the future.

Ravens' Smith gets stronger following tragedy

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
Few people would be equipped to handle the loss of their brother like Ravens WR Torrey Smith, who has stayed strong through it all.

Super Bowl matchup: 49ers RBs vs. Ravens front seven

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
When San Francisco's Frank Gore and LaMichael James square off against the Baltimore front seven in Super Bowl XLVII, it will be strength vs. strength.

Thursday practice report for Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
Here is Thusrday's practice report for the Ravens and 49ers for Super Bowl XLVII.

Ravens' Thursday pool report

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
The Ravens moved their practice to the Saints' facility on Thursday, a potentially awkward situation, but John Harbaugh called it a "very normal" practice.

Bisciotti's second Super Bowl far different than first

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti met with reporters just days before his team attempts to win its second Lombardi Trophy.

Jim Harbaugh: Much more than meets the eye

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
Jim Harbaugh has a reputation for being extremely intense. But below the surface is a warm soul and impassioned family man.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 16, 2013
Spears has agreed to a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens.||||||| Although the Super Bowl champions have lost several key players during free agency, they've enhanced their defensive line by signing Chris Canty and Spears, who has 89 starts over his NFL career.
Posted Nov. 10, 2010
The Dallas Cowboys have placed Spears on injured reserve, ending his season.||||||| Spears injured his calf Sunday in the third quarter against Green Bay. The sixth-year veteran out of LSU had 24 tackles this season, including one for a loss.
Posted Aug. 06, 2010
Spears will miss the rest of training camp and possibly the start of the regular season with a sprained left knee.||||||| Spears is expected to be out four to six weeks after getting hurt late in Thursday's second practice. Since the slight ligament tear won't require surgery, there is a chance Spears could be back for the Sept. 12 season opener at Washington.
Posted April 06, 2010
Spears has signed his tender to remain with Dallas for another season.||||||| Spears was one of the Cowboys' two first-round draft picks in 2005, the 20th overall. He started in 15 of 16 2009 games and made 50 tackles with 2 1/2 and 16 quarterback pressures.
Posted July 30, 2006
Spears tore cartilage in his right knee in the first workout of training camp Saturday and will have arthroscopic surgery Sunday that will keep him out up to three weeks.||||||| Spears, a first-round pick before last season, had the start of his career slowed by injuries to the same knee, right ankle and right calf during his first training camp. He still managed to break into the starting lineup midway the season, and is expected to hold down the left end of Dallas' 3-4 front again this season.

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