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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

Week 13 playoff scenarios

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
According to the playoff scenarios released by the NFL on Tuesday, five teams can clinch postseason berths in Week 13.

Ravens activate WR Reed off PUP list

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Ravens activated WR David Reed from the physically-unable-to-return list and placed DB Anthony Levine on injured reserve.

AFC North Spin cycle: It's the Ravens' race to lose

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
The Steelers are falling fast. The Bengals are surging. Both, however, are still well back in the Ravens' rear-view mirror.

Ravens come back to stun Chargers in OT

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 8:57 p.m. ET
Justin Tucker kicked a 38-yard field with 1:07 left in overtime to complete a stunning comeback for the  Ravens, who beat the staggering Chargers 16-13.

Jones' returns giving Ravens a big lift

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
The Ravens' decision to add ex-Texans WR-RS Jacoby Jones has paid dividends. 

Chargers-Ravens blacked out in San Diego

Posted Nov. 22, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
The Chargers-Ravens game on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium will be blacked out on local television, the Chargers announced. 

Ravens FS Reed has suspension lifted; fined $50,000

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The presiding officer over Ravens FS Ed Reed’s appeal, Ted Cottrell, lifted Reed’s suspension and instead gave him a $50,000 fine.

NFL suspends Ravens FS Reed one game for illegal hit

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Ravens S Ed Reed one game without pay for “repeated violations of the rule prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.”

Ravens defeat Steelers in defensive struggle

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:12 a.m. ET
The Ravens shut down Byron Leftwich, and Jacoby Jones supplied the offense they needed to grab control of the AFC North.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens inching away from pack

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Ravens took a big step toward gaining control in the AFC North by winning at Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

Key matchup: Ravens passing game vs. Steelers pass defense

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
Much rides on Ravens QB Joe Flacco's play on Sunday night, writes PFW senior editor Mike Wilkening. 

Ravens CB Smith undergoes groin surgery

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Ravens announced Thursday that CB Jimmy Smith underwent surgery on his groin and is expected to return before the end of the season.

Roethlisberger has sprained shoulder

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Mike Tomlin called Ben Roethlisberger "questionable" with a sprained shoulder Tuesday but otherwise offered little detail.

Ravens sign former Raiders CB Johnson

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Ravens signed former Raiders CB Chris Johnson on Tuesday and placed rookie RB Bobby Rainey on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Week 10 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 6 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, Danieal Manning and Jacoby Jones as its Players of the Week.

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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