Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer is having season-ending knee surgery today. Now the question is whether he’ll be fully healthy before he becomes a free agent in March.
Spencer is having microfracture surgery today, and Todd Archers of ESPNDallas.com reports that the goal for Spencer is to be fully healthy in the January-February range.
That timing is important because Spencer becomes a free agent when the new league year begins in March. Spencer would obviously like to be able to pass a physical and show teams how well he’s moving.
No matter how healthy Spencer is before the start of free agency, however, he surely won’t make as much money as he would have had he stayed healthy this year. Spencer is playing the 2013 season on the one-year franchise tender of $10.6 million, and he’ll have to be ready to take a pay cut when he hits the free market in five months.