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Jason La Canfora
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Marcus Spears is a 31-year-old backup defensive lineman who no longer fit into the Dallas Cowboys' defensive system, which is changing to a 4-3. On Saturday he passed his physical and signed a two-year deal with the Ravens worth about $3 million.
Spears is an addition for depth and experience at DL...he can play end or the NT...but he will only rotate into run-stop situations. Expect him to play about 20 snaps per game tops.
Marcus Spears...6-4, 315...DT in his 8th year out of LSU. He was Cowboys' 1st round pick in 2005.
Okay, not the exciting big-splash FA signing you were hoping for, right? Well, get used to that feeling. This Ravens organization is going for value and replaceable parts at the moment.
Perhaps the most exciting FA development as I write this is the floating nature of Ed Reed's availability to the Ravens.
Reed left Houston on Friday without a deal because he had a prior engagement, but has authorized his ...
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Free agent defensive end Marcus Spears has signed with Baltimore to help the reigning Super Bowl champions' run defense.
The former Dallas Cowboys' first-round pick also believes playing in Baltimore will provide him the chance to get a championship ring of his own.
Released by the Cowboys last week after an eight-year run in Dallas, Spears signed a two-year contract with...
The Ravens have signed another defensive end. This time it’s Marcus Spears, a former Cowboy first-round pick. According to reports, Spears and the Ravens agreed to terms on a two-year contract.
Spears was released by the Cowboys this offseason after starting six games last season.
Baltimore is focusing on strengthening their defensive front in free agency apparently.
After an offseason of losing players from their Super Bowl roster, the Baltimore Ravens have made a free-agent acquisition that bolsters their defensive line.
A source told FOXSports.com that former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears is signing a two-year contract with Baltimore.
The news was first reported by FOXSports.com.
Spears, 30, played all eight of his NFL seasons...
Baltimore Ravens free agent safety Ed Reed visited with the
Houston Texans yesterday. Reed thoroughly enjoyed his stay with the Texans, and
told reporters, including John McClain of The Houston Chronicle, that interest
between he and Houston is mutual.
“It’s mutual,” Reed said about his interest in the Texans.
“Both of us are contenders and want to get a championship,...
The Baltimore Ravens are seemingly hemorrhaging star players at the moment.
The free agency purge does not have general manager Ozzie Newsome pushing the panic button.
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For the past two days, it appeared that long time Ravens icon and future hall of famer Ed Reed was ready to join the mass exodus of free agents to leave Baltimore. But after receiving a contract offer from the Houston Texans after a lengthy visit, rumor has it that he is returning to Ozzie Newsome to see if his only employer at this level in his career will help him to retire as...
After much anticipation and talk of free agent safety Ed Reed signing with the Houston Texans on Friday, it was all quickly shot down when Reed left home for Atlanta with no deal.
Day 4 Notes
- The Texans signed their only restricted free agent in Andrew Gardner who was an offensive tackle on the roster last season.
- Free agent running back Justin Forsett has signed...
Free agency is underway. Teams are posturing and positioning and snapping up talent to improve their on-field product.
Everyone, that is, except your Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys, due to Jerry Jones’s shrewd moves in the past—Yes, that is my tongue in my cheek—have been obliged to move heaven and earth and release players like Gerald Sensabaugh and former first-rounder Marcus...
Despite rumors that the New England Patriots might be interested in free agent S Ed Reed, nothing has materialized on that front. On Friday the Patriots moved to secure another veteran at the safety position, inking 33-year old Adrian Wilson to a deal. Wilson, a 12-year veteran and four-time All-Pro, was released by the Arizona Cardinals in a cost cutting move.
Wilson is a large...