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Anthony Spencer | Linebacker | #99

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265
College: Purdue
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (26) / DAL
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Saints placed OLB Anthony Spencer on injured reserve.
New Orleans will now rely on rookie Hau'oli Kikaha to pressure the quarterback. New Orleans also waived/released FB Erik Lorig, LB Chris Young, LB Ronald Powell, WR Lance Lewis and OL Antonio Johnson. Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:08:00 PM

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ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett said Anthony Spencer will "get the first crack" at replacing OLB/DE Junior Galette.

Triplett said rookie Hau'oli Kikaha "will also figure into the mix." Spencer is a steady pass rusher with 104 games of NFL experience but he hasn't been the same since suffering a knee injury in 2013. He spent his first eight years in Dallas before signing with the Saints this offseason.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 09:59:00 AM

Saints signed DE Anthony Spencer to a one-year contract.

31-year-old Spencer adds depth to New Orleans' outside-rusher corps, which previously had very little of it. Tight with DC Rob Ryan from their time together in Dallas, Spencer hasn't been the same since undergoing 2013 microfracture surgery. He has 0.5 sacks over his last 14 appearances.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 01:19:00 PM

Free agent OLB/DE Anthony Spencer is visiting the Saints Tuesday.

The Saints are trying to rebuild their identity around ball control and defense. By shedding salary in the Jimmy Graham deal, they've freed up some money to take shots on talented defenders like Spencer. Prior to 2013 microfracture surgery, Spencer busted out for 11 sacks for Dallas in 2012 -- and he did it under Rob Ryan, now the Saints defensive coordinator.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 12:03:00 PM

ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer expects Dallas to move on from free agent DE Anthony Spencer.

The possibility of a suspension for Greg Hardy means the Cowboys could still use some depth at defensive end, but they will likely look to the draft to fill that need. Spencer has not been the same player since undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee in 2013, but he could contribute as a situational pass rusher. The Seahawks are reportedly interested.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Free agent DE Anthony Spencer will visit the Seahawks this week.

Spencer's best days are way behind him, but he can still help a team as a situational pass rusher. The 31-year-old recorded 27 combined pressures across 457 defensive snaps for Dallas last season. At this stage, he's a mere flier.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 10:30:00 PM

Free agent DL Anthony Spencer is already drawing interest from several teams, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Beat writer Brandon George didn't mention which teams were interested, though it sounds like the Cowboys would be willing to bring Spencer back for the right price. Spencer hasn't looked the same since his 2013 knee surgery, but apparently that hasn't stopped teams from calling about him.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 09:49:00 PM

Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) is expected to make his 2014 debut against the Saints.

However, according to DC Rod Marinelli, Spencer will be on a "pitch count" Sunday evening. "That’s probably No. 1, is make sure we don’t overuse him," Marinelli said. The Cowboys have predictably generated almost no pass rush, and will be counting on Spencer to bring some heat. Now 30 and coming off a season where he appeared in one game, Spencer notched 11 sacks in 2012.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) could make his debut in Week 4 against the Saints.

Spencer resumed practicing last week, but wasn't cleared to return. He's coming off microfracture surgery and hasn't appeared in a game since last September. Spencer will likely be available for a limited role if active.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:13:00 AM

Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer was removed from the active/PUP list.

Spencer will not be ready Week 1, but he is expected back in the first month of the season. Almost 31 and coming off microfracture surgery, it is not a sure thing Spencer is effective once he gets back on the field. The Cowboys should view anything they get from Spencer this season as a bonus.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 03:49:00 PM

The Cowboys will remove DE Anthony Spencer (knee) from the active/PUP list before the weekend.

Spencer, however, won't be ready for the opener. The Cowboys obviously believe he'll be able to play during the season's first month. Spencer hasn't played since Week 2 of 2013. Any contributions Dallas gets from him would be a positive. Spencer is a soon-to-be 31-year-old coming off microfracture surgery.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 12:49:00 PM

Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) hopes to avoid the reserve/PUP list, but is unsure of when he'll return.

"I haven’t plateaued yet," Spencer said. "My body is responding really well to the things we’re doing, so we’re just going to continue to do them." Although Spencer has yet to be ruled out for Week 1, it's looking like a long-shot. The Cowboys would have to be confident Spencer could return some time in the first 4-5 games to hold him off PUP.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 05:56:00 PM

Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones said DE Anthony Spencer (knee) is "getting there at a faster pace than we thought."

Jones added that it's "looking like" Spencer will avoid the reserve/PUP list to open the season, meaning he should be available to play before the Cowboys' seventh game. He underwent microfracture surgery in October and just started resistance training about three weeks ago. We don't expect him to play Week 1.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 03:21:00 PM

Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer said his surgically-repaired knee is "getting a lot stronger."

"The way it’s feeling right now, I feel like we could be in a good place around Week 1," Spencer said. "I’m hoping for it." Despite Spencer's optimism, he just started resistance training last week, and has yet to start jumping and cutting. He is still very questionable for Week 1, and there is a decent chance the Cowboys put him on reserve/PUP to start the season.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 01:54:00 PM

Cowboys placed DE Anthony Spencer (knee) and LG Ronald Leary (hamstring) on active/PUP.

Spencer underwent microfracture surgery last October, but is still no lock for Week 1. This is one of the most serious procedures an athlete can undergo, and the rehab timetable can be up to 12 months. By placing Spencer on active/PUP, the Cowboys leave themselves the option of putting him on reserve/PUP to start this season. Leary strained his hamstring during a conditioning test.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 11:23:00 AM

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