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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 FS Reed: 'I'll be playing next year'

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
Ravens S Ed Reed isn't planning on joining teammate Ray Lewis in retirement after the Super Bowl.

NFL looking into Brady's slide vs. Ravens

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The NFL is looking into Tom Brady's leg-up slide that hit Ravens safety Ed Reed in the AFC championship game.

Five keys to Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
We've identified five keys that are bound to influence to the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII.

Forty-seven reasons to watch Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Favorite team not in the Super Bowl this season? You should still watch the game — and here are the reasons why. There are plenty.

Ravens hire Castillo; Caldwell to remain as OC

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
John Harbaugh said that Jim Caldwell will remain as the Ravens' offensive coordinator for 2013 and Juan Castillo has been hired as a consultant.

Brady's slide draws ire of Ravens safety Pollard

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Tom Brady's foot-up slide in the AFC championship game did not sit well with Ravens SS Bernard Pollard.

Ravens, 49ers won by being who they are

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Credit the 49ers and Ravens for playing the same kind of ball they have all along and riding it to road success.

Ravens' 'D' stymies Brady yet again

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Columnist Ron Borges writes of Tom Brady's recent troubles when facing the Ravens.

Flacco's three TDs help give Ravens AFC title

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 11:16 p.m. ET
John Harbaugh and his Ravens set up a family reunion at the Super Bowl, shutting down the Patriots 28-13 Sunday in the AFC championship game.

Friday injury report for conference championships

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the conference championships, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Key matchup: Ravens pass rush vs. Patriots O-line

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Teams that have bested the Patriots have rattled Tom Brady enough to keep the offense out of rhythm. The Ravens will try to do that on Sunday.

The Pro Game: Strange days, indeed

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk discusses some of the odd moments in the semi-final round, and gives you his forecast on the Sunday’s championships.

Intriguing story lines in championship weekend

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Breaking down all the key battles and matchups in championship game weekend.

Flacco to face far different Patriots' secondary

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco had his best game of the season against the Patriots in Week Three, but faces a much-different pass defense in the AFC title game.

Surprise contributors borne from great scouting

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Some unsung units stepped up this weekend, which shouldn't be a surprise given how good the final four teams' scouting staffs are.

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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