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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 PK Cundiff never gave up on his NFL dream

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
Ravens PK Billy Cundiff is the 2010 recipient of Pro Football Weekly's annual Golden Toe award to the top placekicker or punter of the season.

Pagano named Ravens defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
The Ravens have announced that Chuck Pagano will be their new defensive coordinator, after Greg Mattison departed to take the same job at the University of Michigan.

CBS' blame game and Fox's arrogance

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Barry Jackson gives his playoff commentary from the couch.

Steelers rally, beat Ravens 31-24

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger hit rookie Antonio Brown on a 58-yard pass play on third-and-19, and Rashard Mendenhall scored from the 2 with 1:33 remaining to give the Steelers a 31-24 comeback victory over the Ravens in an AFC divisional playoff ...

Ravens unlikely to re-sign both free-agent WRs

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
With Nos. 3 and 4 WRs T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Donté Stallworth eligible for free agency after the season, the odds are that at least one of them won't return, according to AFC North Whispers.

League warns teams about trash talk

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
With two sets of divisional rivals facing off this weekend in the AFC's divisional playoffs, there has been a fair share of trash talk, subtle or not. The league decided to have its say.

Ravens cut FB McKie, add C-OG Mattison

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Ravens have waived FB Jason McKie and promoted C-OG Bryan Mattison from their practice squad to fill McKie's spot on the roster.

Ravens P Koch having fine season

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
Ravens P Sam Koch has quietly had a very good all-around season.

Thursday practice report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Thursday practice report for the divisional round of the playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Ravens-Steelers fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
The Steelers will look to run the ball with RB Rashard Mendenhall in what should be a hard-fought, physical contest with the Ravens.

What was, and what may be …

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk offers his unique insight into each of the four divisional-round playoff games for this coming weekend.

NFLPA prepares for lockout in 52 days

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
On March 4, NFL owners can prevent players from reporting to work, player rep Dominique Foxworth told the media Tuesday, and the union's message to its members remains, "Prepare for a lockout."

Third act for Ravens-Steelers a fitting conclusion

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Steelers meet Saturday in the AFC divisional-playoff round, and that is just, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Flacco, Ravens' 'D' too much for Chiefs

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes and playoff-savvy Baltimore forced five turnovers to beat the youthful Kansas City Chiefs 30-7 in the NFL playoffs on Sunday.

Ravens count on SS Landry's reliability

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 8:59 p.m. ET
Dawan Landry's reliability is his defining trait to Baltimore DB coach Chuck Pagano, according to AFC North Whispers.

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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