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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 hire Zorn as QB coach

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
The Ravens filled their final coaching vacancy Saturday, hiring former Redskins head coach Jim Zorn as their QB coach.

Ravens' coaches get close look at Senior Bowl prospects

Posted Jan. 28, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
The Ravens, who found a star tackle in Michael Oher and a promising young corner in Lardarius Webb in the 2009 draft, have the advantage of their coaching staff again being able to attend college football's premier all-star game ...

Report: Ravens hire Pees as LB coach

Posted Jan. 25, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
The Ravens have hired former Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees as LB coach, according to a report on profootballtalk.com.

NFL fines Ravens' Lewis for roughness

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
The NFL has fined Ravens LB Ray Lewis $5,000 for his hit on Colts WR Austin Collie in the divisional round of the playoffs last weekend.

Injuries mounted for Flacco as season went on

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
It is clear that Ravens QB Joe Flacco battled various injuries as the 2009 season progressed.

Ravens' passing game needs improvement

Posted Jan. 17, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
The limitations of the Ravens' passing game were apparent in the divisional-round loss to Indianapolis on Jan. 16.

Manning, defense lead Colts past Ravens

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 11:33 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw for two touchdowns in his first action since winning an unprecedented fourth NFL MVP award, leading the Indianapolis Colts into the AFC championship game with a 20-3 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night.

Balance of power shifting back to NFC

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
PFW's Hub Arkush says a glance at the remaining playoff teams provides a good indication that the NFC has become a stronger conference than the AFC, with four championship-caliber NFC teams and only two such AFC clubs in the ...

Rice helps Ravens run over Pats

Posted Jan. 10, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Ray Rice burst up the middle for an 83-yard touchdown with frigid fans still settling into their seats, Tom Brady turned the ball over three times on the first four possessions and Baltimore knocked off New England 33-14 on Sunday ...

Field-goal, snapping accuracy issues for Ravens

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
For the Ravens' special teams, it's been an up-and-down season, with field-goal and snapping accuracy having become pressing concerns entering the playoffs.

AFC playoff primer

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
TE Dallas Clark is the Colts' player to watch in the upcoming playoffs, as PFW analyzes the offenses and defenses of the AFC's six postseason participants and speculates on what it will take for each to win the Super ...

Ravens seeing far too many penalty flags fly

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Penalties have been a major problem for Baltimore. The Ravens have been assessed 1,057 yards on 110 penalties this season, with both totals well above the league average,

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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