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Spencer Paysinger | Linebacker | #56

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 250
College: Oregon
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Jets signed LB Spencer Paysinger, formerly of the Dolphins.
He's the domino after the release of longtime ILB David Harris. 29-year-old Paysinger (on June 28) played 334 snaps for Miami last season and will compete for a depth and special teams job with tanking Gang Green. Jun 9 - 10:58 AM

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Dolphins re-signed LB Spencer Paysinger.

A longtime Giant, Paysinger acquitted himself well as a special teamer in Miami last season. That will remain his role for 2016.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Free agent LB Spencer Paysinger is visiting the Steelers on Friday.

So is former Seahawks LB Mike Morgan. Paysinger played just 73 snaps last year. His best season came in 2013 when he recorded 74 tackles for the Giants. He'd be little more than a depth option for Pittsburgh.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 01:45:00 PM

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports the Dolphins want to re-sign free agent LB Spencer Paysinger.

Paysinger played just 73 defensive snaps in his first season with Miami and has mostly been a special teams player since starting 10 games for the Giants in 2013. Paysinger was one of the Dolphins' top men in kick and punt coverage.
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 09:05:00 PM

ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker believes newly-signed LB Spencer Paysinger would be a starter if the season began today.

Miami will look to add linebacker talent in the draft, but Paysinger signed with the Dolphins because he saw an opportunity to start. "I did my homework on them before the trip and I saw that they had a few linebackers that aren't with the team anymore and it just looked like an opportunity," Paysinger said. "For me, it's all about having an opportunity." Paysinger only played 81 snaps as a reserve linebacker for the Giants last season, but he held his own in an extended stint as a starter in 2013.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Dolphins agreed to terms with LB Spencer Paysinger, formerly of the Giants, on a one-year contract.

A reserve linebacker and special teamer, Paysinger will theoretically be tasked with replacing Jason Trusnik, who signed with the Panthers on Tuesday. Paysinger appeared in 15 games last season, but played just 81 snaps on defense.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 03:51:00 PM

Free agent LB Spencer Paysinger is visiting the Dolphins Thursday.

Paysinger, a 10-game starter for the Giants in 2013, regressed to a strict special teams role last season. He could likely be had by the LB-needy Dolphins for the veteran minimum.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 09:01:00 AM

Free agent LB Spencer Paysinger is visiting the Jets.

Paysinger appeared in 15 games for the Giants last season, but played just 81 snaps on defense. He has 14 games of starting experience, but would likely be trying to latch on as a core special teamer for Gang Green.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 01:20:00 PM

Giants re-signed restricted free agent WLB Spencer Paysinger to a one-year, $1.431 million contract.

Paysinger, 26 in June, started ten games last season, recording 74 tackles and a sack. He isn't particularly effective in run or pass defense, and would likely serve best in a fourth linebacker role. Expect Paysinger to face competition from Jameel McClain in training camp. Paysinger will be a free agent in 2015.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Giants extended the "original pick" tender to restricted free agent WLB Spencer Paysinger, and tendered exclusive rights free agent C/G Dallas Reynolds.

Paysinger's "right of first refusal" tender is worth $1.431 million. He played 707 snaps for New York last season and was arguably the second best linebacker on the roster. Reynolds' ERFA tender is worth $570,000.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 06:50:00 PM

Spencer Paysinger and Jacquian Williams are expected to compete for the Giants' starting weak-side linebacker job.

This duo showed enough over the final three games of the season to let the Giants feel comfortable cutting Michael Boley Tuesday. It's a position battle for IDP owners to watch as Boley was able to average 6.2 tackles per game during his four-year run manning the weak side of Giants' 4-3 scheme.
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 09:18:00 AM

Giants undrafted rookie LB Spencer Paysinger has been sprinkled in with the first-team defense in training camp.

Paysinger, who played college ball at Oregon, is shaping up as a good bet to make the roster as one of the first outside linebackers off the bench. "He's been all around," coach Tom Coughlin said. "He's been very good in special teams."
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 02:46:00 PM

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