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Reports: Anthony Spencer visiting Giants, not Rams, on Sunday

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Any Rams fans planning to welcome defensive end Anthony Spencer to St. Louis may want to hold off on purchasing any balloons or streamers. 

Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reported early on Sunday that Spencer was set to visit the Rams on Sunday, but he has retracted that report and now reports that Spencer will be visiting the Cowboys’ division rivals in New Jersey. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network also reports that Spencer will be taking a visit with the Giants.

The Giants saw Justin Tuck sign with Oakland last week, leaving them with an opening for a veteran defensive end to go with Jason Pierre-Paul and Mathias Kiwanuka. Spencer missed all but one game last season after having microfracture and isn’t expected to be 100 percent for the start of training camp, which would likely make him a reasonably priced gamble for a Giants team that saw its once fearsome pass rush lose its bite last season. 

Spencer’s visit will be part of what’s already been a busy Sunday for the Giants. They signed kick returner Quintin Demps and cornerback Walter Thurmond before most people had their coffee.

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10 Responses to “Reports: Anthony Spencer visiting Giants, not Rams, on Sunday”
  1. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 16, 2014 12:32 PM

    Spencer has been a OLB in a 3-4 defense his whole career and had one good season at that. Spencer is coming off major knee surgery and he is 30.

    The Giants let Tuck go but are looking to sign Spencer? I don’t get it.

  2. tommyg2012 says: Mar 16, 2014 12:55 PM

    Ok. Not a good move Reese. Please do not pull trigger in this one. I’m ok with everything you’ve done so far. Do not make this move Jerry. Text me or call me. I’ll explain.

  3. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 16, 2014 1:15 PM

    Dallas Cowboys Goose is cooked,That defense was ranked 32nd last season and there wont be much improvement in 2014…..

  4. cowboysdoitbigger says: Mar 16, 2014 1:18 PM

    Again the giants want to lap up the Cowboys sloppy seconds.

  5. gpete1962 says: Mar 16, 2014 1:20 PM

    Cut Kiwanuka, forget Spencer and sign Jarred Allen!!

  6. bigblu73 says: Mar 16, 2014 1:22 PM

    We Know, We Know Cowboys Fans!!!! DWare is a over the hill bum and Spencer is a one hit wonder, NOW THAT THEY’RE NOT IN DALLAS ANY MORE!!!LMAO Good thing for us, if we do grab him it will be on the cheap, probably of the 1 year “prove it” deal variety!!! Great for depth and not very detrimental to the cap!!! Once again prudent move by Reese…….

  7. bluebagz says: Mar 16, 2014 1:27 PM

    I hope Reese is just kicking the tires cause if we bring this bum in we should’ve let tuck retire as a Giant

  8. babehuee says: Mar 16, 2014 1:33 PM

    Glad to see Tuck go. Guy got hurt on every tackle he made.

  9. stunzeed5 says: Mar 16, 2014 1:52 PM

    If you thought the Cowboys defense was historically pathetic last year, wait until you see what we have in store for you this year! We are going to field the worst defense in the history of all 4 major professional sports. The worst team in the Lingerie Football League would light up the scoreboard on us.

  10. dccowboy says: Mar 16, 2014 2:06 PM

    “depth’?

    You might want to consider that Spencer is 30 and has a condition in which he his knee is bone on bone, there is no cartilage there. He had microfracture surgery to try to stimulate cartilage growth, but that is not always successful, especially with older players. Right now it doesn’t look like he will even be ready to start TC, if he’s even able to play this year.

    Spencer is a good 3-4 OLB and might have been a good 4-3 DE, but we’ll probably never get the chance to find out.

    Since he didn’t play last season (albeit briefly in one game) I’m at a loss to understand why people think that losing Spencer is such a devastating blow to the Dallas D.

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