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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

Harbaugh boys fill Lucas Oil Stadium with brotherly love

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Among all those in attendance at Ravens head coach John Harbaugh's interview session late Thursday morning at the Combine, one wide-eyed person stood out: 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, John's younger brother.  

Report: Ravens to cut RB McGahee

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
The Ravens are expected to cut RB Willis McGahee in the coming days but may re-sign him for a lower cost to retain their depth at the position.

Ravens WR Reed resolves drug charge

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
Ravens WR-RS David Reed resolved a marijuana charge against him Friday without being fined or serving any jail time.

Ravens tag Pro Bowl NT Ngata

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Ravens have placed the franchise tag on DT Haloti Ngata, the team announced on Tuesday.

Harbaugh, Ravens agree to extension

Posted Feb. 14, 2011 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who has led the team to the playoffs in all three seasons in which he has been at the helm, has agreed to a contract extension with the organization.

AFC North 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 14, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
Troy Polamalu was a big-play maker for the Steelers' No. 2-ranked defense, and his strong play helped Pittsburgh reach the Super Bowl for the third time in six years.

Ravens sign WR Jones, DB Paschal

Posted Feb. 12, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Ravens signed WR Brandon Jones and DB Marcus Paschal on Saturday.

Ravens re-sign FB McKie

Posted Feb. 10, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
The Ravens re-signed veteran FB Jason McKie on Thursday. The team cut McKie the day before its AFC divisional-round playoff game against the Steelers.

Cameron to work closer with Flacco in important season for both

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 10:06 p.m. ET
The Ravens' decision to give some of ex-QB coach Jim Zorn's responsibilities to offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will allow Cameron to take a more "hands-on" approach with QB Joe Flacco.

Report: Ravens agree to deal with P Koch

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
The Ravens reached a five-year agreement with P Sam Koch, according to PFW correspondent and Baltimore Sun writer Jamison Hensley.

Ravens hire Austin as secondary coach

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
The Ravens have hired former University of Florida defensive coordinator Teryl Austin as their secondary coach.

Zorn dropped as Ravens' QB coach

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
The Ravens officially announced the departure of QB coach Jim Zorn and added that offensive coordinator Cam Cameron's duties will be expanded to include working more closely with the team's quarterbacks.

Report: Cundiff rewarded with new contract

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
The 2010 Golden Toe Award winner, Billy Cundiff, will reportedly sign a five-year, $15 million contract this week.

Ravens' defense not undergoing drastic alterations

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 12:41 a.m. ET
Though defensive coordinator Greg Mattison departed for the same job at the University of Michigan, new coordinator Chuck Pagano doesn't figure to make sweeping changes to the defense. 

Steelers OG Kemoeatu fined $12,500

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
Steelers OG Chris Kemoeatu was fined $12,500 for two separate occasions of unnecessary roughness, according to multiple reports.

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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