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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' ground game displays its potential

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
While Baltimore's ground game has largely disappointed in 2010, there is hope the Ravens can employ a physical, run-first offensive attack when circumstances call for it, and the Ravens' overwhelming success using this blueprint against New Orleans in Week ...

Browns need to be bold vs. Ravens

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
The Browns have nothing to lose on Sunday and a gap to narrow against division rival Baltimore. It's time for Cleveland to be aggressive. 

Ravens-Browns matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Ravens-Browns game. 

Ravens LB Kindle could be out longer than expected

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
Ravens LB Sergio Kindle may not be cleared to return to football next year.

Ravens-Browns matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Ravens-Browns game. 

Rice redeems himself with mammoth Week 15 effort

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
By most measures, Ravens RB Ray Rice was having a somewhat disappointing fantasy campaign, but his explosion Sunday helped justify his early draft selection.

Rice does it all for Ravens

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Ray Rice ran for 153 yards, caught five passes for 80 yards and scored two touchdowns to carry the Ravens over the New Orleans Saints 30-24 on Sunday.

Ravens' pass protection faltering, especially vs. blitz

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 12:55 a.m. ET
The Ravens' pass protection has been a weakness recently, with QB Joe Flacco sacked 16 times in his last four starts — the same number of times he has been brought down for a loss in the first nine games of ...

Ravens will use explosive Reed more often

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 8:05 p.m. ET
With a 103-yard kickoff return an example of his explosiveness, Baltimore rookie David Reed figures to get more touches in the weeks to come, according to AFC North Whispers.

2010 NFL playoff scenarios for Week 15

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
The NFL has released the possible playoff scenarios heading into the Week 15 games.

Ravens' near-collapse vs. Texans merits concern

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
The Texans' furious late comeback vs. the Ravens highlights several concerns for 9-4 Baltimore, which was fortunate to escape with a win in overtime.

Ravens beat Texans in overtime, 34-28

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 12:37 a.m. ET
Josh Wilson intercepted Matt Schaub's pass and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown in overtime. lifting the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-28 win over the Houston Texans on Monday night.

McClain, Ngata to appeal fines

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Ravens DT Haloti Ngata and LB Jameel McClain said Thursday that they will appeal fines handed to them by the NFL for their hits in Sunday night's loss to the Steelers.

Cundiff crushing kickoffs, nailing field goals

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
Refined technique, a new philosophy and increased confidence have helped Ravens PK Billy Cundiff become the NFL's king of touchbacks.

League fines McClain, Ngata

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Two Ravens players have been fined by the NFL for illegal blows to the head of defenseless players in their loss to the Steelers Sunday night.

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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