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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

Boldin helps Flacco live up to hype

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
One of the most hyped quarterbacks this offseason, Joe Flacco was looking like a fantasy bust through two weeks. Then, Anquan Boldin helped him save face Sunday.

Boldin, Flacco carry Ravens over Browns 24-17

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Anquan Boldin caught eight passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns, and the Ravens rallied to a 24-17 victory Sunday.

Ravens' Kindle looking ahead to 2011

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
With Sergio Kindle facing a long road to rehabilitate himself after having fractured his skull in July, Baltimore's rookie linebacker says he's confident he can recapture his former level of play.

Browns-Ravens matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
How the Browns' safeties contend with Ravens TE Todd Heap bears watching.   

Ravens' passing game has potential for later improvement

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
The Ravens have scored 20 points through two games, sounding a new round of alarms about another Baltimore power outage on offense, but this may be a passing attack more likely to peak later than earlier, the way we hear ...

Mangini praises leadership of Ravens LB Lewis

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Eric Mangini on Thursday spoke highly of the leadership of Ravens MLB Ray Lewis, still playing at a high level in his 15th NFL season.

Week Three handicapping column

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
In his Week Three handicapping column, PFW's Mike Wilkening believes the Ravens will prove to be far too much for the Browns.

Kindle reaches agreement with Ravens

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Rookie LB Sergio Kindle is unlikely to play this season following head injuries, but has reached an agreement with the Ravens.

Browns-Ravens matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Browns RB Peyton Hillis and Jerome Harrison face a Ravens defense traditionally strong vs. the run. And this means contending with Baltimore's instinctive, hard-hitting MLB Ray Lewis.

Ravens release S Hamlin

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Ravens released S Ken Hamlin, who was brought in with the idea of being insurance for the injured Ed Reed.

Browns-Ravens matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 6:23 p.m. ET
Will the Browns' cornerbacks or Ravens' wide receivers hold the upper hand in Week Three?

NFL fines Harbaugh

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was fined $15,000 for his actions with an official during Week Two.

Poll respondents predict Ravens to win AFC

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 11:31 p.m. ET
The Pro Football Weekly readers have weighed in, and Baltimore will represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLV, according to a recently completed poll of readers.  

Report: Harbaugh will be fined for making contact with an official

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was a little too animated during Sunday's loss to the Bengals. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Harbaugh will be fined for making contact with an official.

Nugent kicks Bengals past Baltimore

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Mike Nugent made a career-high five kicks, two of them in the closing minutes Sunday, and Cincinnati's up-to-the-challenge defense made it hold up for a 15-10 victory over the Ravens.

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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