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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

Super Bowl matchup: Ravens WRs vs. 49ers secondary

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The 49ers' secondary has been a stout unit for most of the season, and faces a Ravens' passing game that has taken off in the postseason.

49ers' Culliver expresses contrition for anti-homosexual comments

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
A day after anti-homosexual comments made by 49ers CB Chris Culliver came out, he spoke contritely about what he had said.

Ravens moving practices to Saints' facility

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
The Ravens will use the Saints’ facilities for practice the rest of the week, sharing it with the 49ers.

Wednesday practice report for Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
Here is the Wednesday practice report for the 49ers and Ravens for Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII.

Wednesday's Ravens pool report

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Two key starters nursing injuries for the Ravens, LB Dannell Ellerbe and TE Dennis Pitta, ran and practiced well Wednesday afternoon.

Pierce, James diversify Super Bowl rushing attacks

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Ray Rice and Frank Gore lead their teams' running games, but Bernard Pierce and LaMichael James have helped elevate them to a new level.

The Pro Game: The Age vs. Beauty Bowl

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
The 49ers franchise peaked decades ago; the Ravens are near the precipice, holding on for dear life. Tom Danyluk offers his take on the big game.

Super Bowl matchup: 49ers TE Davis vs. Ravens back seven

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
49ers TE Vernon Davis has flickered between hot and cold, but he'll be a tough matchup for the Ravens.

Dixon's 'Kaepernicking' routine helping Ravens

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Ravens QB Dennis Dixon, who ran a read-option offense at Oregon, is playing the role of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick this week in practice.

Ravens' Lewis denies use of PED

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Ravens LB Ray Lewis has denied a report that he took performance-enhancing drugs to help his recovery from a triceps injury.

Super Bowl matchup: Ray Rice vs. 49ers ILBs

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
Ray Rice has been the forgotten man during the Ravens’ playoff run, but he has the skills to be a big factor in Super Bowl XLVII.

More than usual suspects at Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
You've heard about Ray Lewis, the Harbaugh brothers and the interesting QB battle. Now check out some other fascinating Super Bowl story lines.

Super Bowl matchup: Colin Kaepernick vs. Ravens front seven

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 1:40 p.m. ET
The Ravens have the tall task of slowing down 49ers dual-threat QB Colin Kaepernick in Super Bowl XLVII.

Super Bowl XLVII game preview

Posted Jan. 27, 2013 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
PFW breaks down what to watch and who has the edge in Super Bowl XLVII between the 49ers and Ravens.

Harbaugh parents will stay neutral at Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
Jack and Jackie Harbaugh promise to remain neutral as the watch their two sons coach against each other with the Lombardi Trophy on the line.

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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