The Baltimore Ravens, having already lost several pieces from last season's Super Bowl team (at least they got their franchise quarterback Joe Flacco signed long-term because can you imagine?), are forced into improvised rebuilding mode. Following a three-year deal with defensive lineman Chris Canty and several others earlier this week, the Ravens announced on Friday that they've signed former Cowboys linebacker Marcus Spears.
Ravens agreed to a two-year deal with former Cowboy Marcus Spears.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2013
According to multiple reports the contract is worth $3.55 million over two years. A former first-round selection out of LSU, Spears has generated 225 career tackles and ten quarterback sacks. Writes Aaron Wilson with the Baltimore Sun:
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has made strengthening the defensive line a priority and has already signed former New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty to a three-year, $8 million contract since the start of free agency.