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Sean Spence | Linebacker | #51

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 231
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (86) / PIT
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Colts released ILB Sean Spence.
It's the second time in 31 days Spence has been cut. It could be for good this time. The sixth-year pro couldn't get on the field for the Colts' woeful defense. Tue, Oct 3, 2017 01:49:00 PM

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Colts re-signed ILB Sean Spence.

Spence was given a $750,000 signing bonus in March, but the Colts cut him at final cuts. He drew some interest from the Bills this week but will head back to Indy to compete for snaps in the middle of a horrid defense.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 08:37:00 AM

Colts ILB Sean Spence left Sunday's preseason opener against the Lions with a hamstring injury and will not return.

He registered two tackles across 19 defensive snaps before exiting. The 27-year-old is looking to carve a spot as a starting inside linebacker in Indy after earning PFF's No. 29 ILB grade last year in Tennessee.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 04:37:00 PM

Colts signed ILB Sean Spence, formerly of the Titans, to a one-year, $3 million contract.

The deal comes with a $750,000 signing bonus. Indy was also in the mix for Kevin Minter before he signed with Cincinnati. Spence fared poorly against the run last season but earned positive pass-coverage marks from Pro Football Focus. The Colts are remaking their linebacker corps, having added Spence, Barkevious Mingo, Jabaal Sheard and John Simon.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 09:24:00 AM

Free agent ILB Sean Spence visited the Colts.

It's the first team that's been linked to Spence since the start of free agency. The Colts are in the market for an inside linebacker, also visiting with Kevin Minter and Jon Bostic. Spence played just 504 snaps last year, but he is good in coverage.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 06:02:00 PM

Titans signed ILB Sean Spence, formerly of the Steelers, to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Spence reunites with ex-Steelers DC Dick LeBeau in Tennessee. He was a 2012 third-rounder but missed his first two seasons after suffering a gruesome knee injury after he was drafted. Spence will compete to start next to ILB Avery Williamson and pitch in on special teams covering kicks and punts.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 01:23:00 PM

Free agent ILB Sean Spence visited the Jaguars on Tuesday.

Spence is a backup, but only 26 (in June). He could be signed with a decent role in mind for one of the league's least impressive linebacker corps.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Free agent ILB Sean Spence is visiting the Dolphins on Friday night.

The Dolphins are his only known visit. Spence saw 273 snaps last season while backing up Ryan Shazier at left inside linebacker. He'd give the Dolphins some depth behind starters Kiko Alonso, Koa Misi and Jelani Jenkins. Spence grew up in Miami and played his college ball at the U.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 07:46:00 PM

Steelers ILB Sean Spence is expected to be "okay" after being diagnosed with a sprained PCL.

Spence has a history of bad knee injuries, but escaped a multi-week ordeal after exiting Thursday night's preseason game. A third-round pick in the 2012 draft, Spence projects as Pittsburgh's No. 3 inside linebacker this season.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Steelers ILB Sean Spence was forced from Thursday's preseason game with a right knee injury.

It's foreboding for a 2012 third-rounder who has yet to appear in a regular-season game because of knee issues, but Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the injury isn't considered serious. It's not the same knee that ruined Spence's 2012-13.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 11:28:00 PM

Steelers ILB Sean Spence (knee) has been fully cleared and will participate in OTAs.

"He’s healthy and working," said coach Mike Tomlin. "So we can’t wait to watch him take the next step in this process, which is play football. He's been given a clean bill of health." Spence suffered a gruesome knee injury in the 2012 preseason and has yet to play an NFL down. His return would be a bonus.
Mon, May 5, 2014 09:50:00 PM

Steelers ILB Sean Spence (knee) is "significantly ahead" of where the team thought he would be at this point.

Spence wrecked his knee in the 2012 preseason. Among other things, he damaged the peroneal nerve in the knee. It caused a lack of movement and sensation in the foot and leg. The nerve has apparently regenerated, and Spence might be able to contribute in 2014. He could help replace ILB Larry Foote.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 09:13:00 AM

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said ILB Sean Spence (knee) had "one great day of practice" toward the end of last season, which gives the team hope he may play again.

Spence shredded his knee nearly as bad as humanly possible in the 2012 preseason, tearing his ACL and LCL, dislocating his kneecap and damaging the peroneal nerve in his leg. He practiced for three weeks at the end of this past season while on PUP but was eventually sent to I.R. The Steelers expect him to participate this spring and summer. Spence's career is still in serious doubt.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Steelers placed ILB Sean Spence on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Spence tore his ACL and LCL, dislocated his kneecap, and damaged the peroneal nerve in his leg in the 2012 preseason. He started the season on reserve/PUP and began practicing three weeks ago. The window to activate Spence closed and he's now being placed on I.R. He may never play again.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 03:31:00 PM

Steelers ILB Sean Spence (PUP, knee) resumed practicing Wednesday.

It was Spence's first practice since the gruesome injury he sustained during the 2012 preseason. He tore his ACL and LCL, dislocated his kneecap and damaged the peroneal nerve in his leg. It was questionable whether Spence would ever play football again. The Steelers now have three weeks to decide whether to keep him on their active roster.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 09:49:00 AM