Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 3/16/13
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 agent to con...
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