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Chad Spann | Running Back | #32

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 198
College: Northern Illinois
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Texans signed RB Chad Spann and TE Phillip Supernaw from their practice squad.
They placed Garrett Graham (hamstring) and FB Brad Smelley on injured reserve. Spann will be Houston's No. 4 back in Sunday's season finale against the Titans, backing up Jonathan Grimes, Deji Karim, and Ray Graham. Fri, Dec 27, 2013 03:58:00 PM

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Jets waived RB Chad Spann.

Coach Rex Ryan referred to Spann as "that MJD guy" earlier in camp, but the 5-foot-9, 198-pound back didn't make a preseason impact. Spann has never appeared in an NFL game, and doesn't appear terribly likely to do so this season.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 08:36:00 AM

Jets coach Rex Ryan has nicknamed RB Chad Spann "that MJD guy."

With Chris Ivory (hamstring) on the shelf and Mike Goodson (undisclosed) on leave, "carries have materialized" for Spann behind Bilal Powell. Based on Spann's college tape, he's a more talented runner than Powell and bears watching in preseason games. The Newark Star-Ledger describes Spann (5'9/198) as a "tiny" back who "cannon-balls through the line of scrimmage."
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 01:40:00 PM

Jets signed RB Chad Spann.

Spann, 25 next month, practiced at Gang Green's rookie minicamp, so the team must have been at least a bit impressed. The former Northern Illinois standout has never appeared in an NFL game, but runs with impressive toughness for his size and showed explosive lateral movement in college. Despite his almost nonexistent resume, Spann is worth monitoring in deep leagues.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 10:34:00 AM

Free agent RB Chad Spann is practicing at Jets rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

A onetime favorite of Rookie Scouting Portfolio prospects guru Matt Waldman, Spann went undrafted in 2011 out of Northern Illinois despite earning MAC MVP honors. The Jets haven't signed Spann yet. He's still only 24 years old. Per the Newark Star-Ledger, Spann has been impressive on the Jets' practice field.
Fri, May 10, 2013 06:36:00 PM

Steelers waived RB Chad Spann and CB Antonio Smith.

Spann was signed from the team's practice squad in January after spending time with the Colts and Bucs prior to that. The two players were expendable after the Steelers drafted RB Chris Rainey and CB Terrence Frederick.
Wed, May 2, 2012 04:36:00 PM

Steelers signed RB Chad Spann from their practice squad.

Undrafted out of Northern Illinois, Spann spent time with the Colts and Bucs before landing on the Steelers' practice squad. His promotion doesn't bode well for Mewelde Moore's (knee) availability at Denver. Spann will be third on the depth chart behind Isaac Redman and John Clay.
Wed, Jan 4, 2012 10:22:00 AM

Colts released RB Chad Spann with an injury settlement.

He's a free agent now. A favorite of some draftniks, Spann averaged under four yards per carry in the preseason before pulling his hamstring in the exhibition finale. He was beaten out by Delone Carter, Donald Brown, and Darren Evans.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 11:51:00 PM

Colts placed RB Chad Spann (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

It's not a serious injury, but the Colts needed the roster space. Undrafted out of Northern Illinois, Spann saw just eight carries for 31 yards in preseason action. He'll have to fight for a roster spot again next summer. The Colts will carry Darren Evans as the fourth tailback.
Sun, Sep 4, 2011 06:19:00 PM

Undrafted free agent RB Chad Spann has been told he's a candidate for the Colts' kickoff return job this season.

The Division-I leader in rushing TDs followed in the footsteps of future NFL backs LeShon Johnson, Michael Turner, and Garrett Wolfe at Northern Illinois. Spann is a favorite of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio's Matt Waldman, who ranked the MAC MVP as a top-10 back in this year's draft class. Spann is on the small side with below-average speed, but he excelled after the contact at NIU. Though Spann and Virginia Tech's Darren Evans are likely headed to the practice squad, they have enough promise to put a scare into 2009 draft bust Donald Brown.
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 11:07:00 PM

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