The Ravens have seen plenty of their defensive stalwarts from last season shuffle off to other teams or television studios, but they’ve now brought in a second veteran defensive lineman to start building a unit to help them defend their title.
Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports that defensive lineman Marcus Spears has agreed to terms with Baltimore. It’s a two-year deal. Spears was cut by the Cowboys earlier this week and joins Chris Canty as defensive linemen cast off by NFC East teams to land in Baltimore.
Like Canty, Spears has played at various spots on the defensive line through his career and should be able to fill a role inside or outside for the Ravens in 2013. He won’t play much of a role in the pass rush, but he’s solid enough against the run to earn a spot in the team’s rotation up front if he doesn’t land a starting job.
Spears played eight years for the Cowboys, who made him a first-round pick in 2005.