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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

Opportunities dwindled for Boldin late in year

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Why the distinct lack of targets for Ravens WR Anquan Boldin in the final weeks of the season? A variety of factors must be considered. 

Ravens-Chiefs fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
RB Ray Rice will be the Ravens' offensive centerpiece when they travel to Kansas City, which also will be looking to pound the ball on the ground.

Ravens playoff primer

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 2:58 a.m. ET
PFW examines the Ravens as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Ravens' inconsistency on offense more worrisome than ever

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 2:07 a.m. ET
Though the Ravens carry a four-game winning streak into Sunday's wild-card game at Kansas City, their offense sputtered in the 13-7 win in the regular-season finale vs. Cincinnati, when Baltimore played its starters throughout and yet racked up only ...

Ravens enter postseason with purpose

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 4:56 a.m. ET
Despite having to settle for a wild-card berth, the Ravens enter the playoffs as the AFC's most intimidating contender, led by the on-field disposition of the ever tenacious Ray Lewis.

Game times announced for NFL playoffs

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
The Jets-Colts wild-card game will be the Saturday night game in the first weekend of the NFL playoffs.

Ravens survive Bengals behind two Reed picks

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Ed Reed had two interceptions and Ray Lewis recovered two fumbles, part of an opportunistic defensive effort that carried the Ravens over the Bengals 13-7 Sunday.

Favre inactive, Polamalu active in Week 17

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre will end his career as a spectator, as he is inactive for Sunday's season finale against the Lions.

Reed's powers of anticipation product of study

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 3:47 a.m. ET
The Baltimore secondary has played better recently, and not surprisingly, FS Ed Reed has played a major role in that improvement.   

Ravens sign LS Houser

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
In reaction to placing rookie LS Morgan Cox on injured reserve with a torn ACL, the Ravens have signed Kevin Houser.

Ravens LB Kindle arrested for drunk driving

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 6:51 p.m. ET
Ravens rookie LB Sergio Kindle was arrested and charged with drunken driving early Sunday morning.

Ravens clinch playoff berth with 20-10 win over Browns

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, Lewis and the rest of Baltimore's tenacious defense bottled up Cleveland's Peyton Hillis, and the Ravens clinched their third straight playoff appearance, beating the fading Browns 20-10 on Sunday.

Ravens-Browns prediction

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening believes the Ravens' punch on offense will give the Browns fits and be the difference for Baltimore, which is aiming to sweep the season series.

Ravens-Browns matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 8 a.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Ravens-Browns game. 

Ravens-Browns matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 9:08 a.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Ravens-Browns game. 

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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