• Ravens strike two-year, $3.55 million deal with Marcus Spears

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Mar 16, 2013
    - Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears has agreed to a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens. The Baltimore Ravens signed Dallas Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears to a two-year, $3.55 million contract, which continues a free-agent trend for Baltimore to upgrade the defensive line. Spears has two sacks in his past three seasons. Spears was drafted in the first round of the 2005 draft by Dallas. All rights reserved. Spears, 30, was a 2005 first-round pick by Dallas who was cut Thursday because he was scheduled to make $2 million in 2013 and he didn't fit in the Cowboys' new 4-3 defense. The Cowboys will designate Spears as a post-June 1 cut, meaning they can spread the $2.1 of dead money a total equivalent to the guaranteed bonus remaining on his contract over the next two years. The defensive end, who was cut by the Cowboys on Wednesday, announced Friday on Twitter he is now a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

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