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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

Patriots bring back Daboll

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots are bringing former assistant Brian Daboll back to the staff, effective immediately, Bill Belichick told reporters during a conference call Monday.

Ravens rally for playoff win in double OT

Posted Jan. 12, 2013 @ 9:19 p.m. ET
Baltimore's Justin Tucker kicked a 47-yard field goal 1:42 into the second overtime Saturday to lift the Ravens to a 38-35 victory over the Broncos in the AFC playoffs.

Will Ravens be challenged to keep defense together in 2013?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
The changes to the Ravens’ defense in 2013 could go beyond just replacing retiring MLB Ray Lewis.

Friday injury report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the divisional playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Ravens place OG Reid on I.R.

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
The Ravens placed OLG Jah Reid (toe) on injured reserve and activated DB Asa Jackson.

Key matchup: Ravens WRs vs. Broncos pass defense

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
To pull off an upset on Saturday afternoon, the Ravens need WRs Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin to be on top of their game.

Looking back, thinking ahead

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk delivers some final thoughts on last week's wild-card action, and gives his forecast on the upcoming divisional round.

Ryan, Falcons understand situation they're in

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are aware of the pressures they face this weekend in what should be a strong divisional slate of games.

Lewis' dancing days always will be cherished

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
Did you know Ray Lewis' famed pregame dance is called "The Squirrel?" Ron Borges writes about Lewis' great career coming to a close.

Ravens release former second-round OLB Kindle

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Ravens released former second-round pick OLB Sergio Kindle from their practice squad, the team announced Monday.

Boldin leads Ravens past Colts

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Anquan Boldin set a franchise record with 145 receiving yards, including the clinching TD in the Ravens' 24-9 victory over Indianapolis.

Ravens' ILB ranks could have new look in 2013

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
The Ravens could have a considerably different look at inside linebacker next season.

Key matchup: Colts special teams vs. Ravens RS Jacoby Jones

Posted Jan. 05, 2013 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Colts can't afford any slip-ups on special teams at Baltimore. 

Friday injury report for wild-card round

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the wild-card weekend, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Thursday's wild-card injury report

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The injury report report for this weekend's wild-card action, as released by the NFL.

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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