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Marcus Spears retires from the NFL, takes TV job

DeMarcus Ware, Marcus Spears, Jason Hatcher AP

Former Cowboys and Ravens defensive lineman Marcus Spears is calling it a career after nine seasons in the NFL.

Spears, who was an All-American and won a national championship at LSU, told NOLA.com that he is retiring to become an analyst at SEC Network.

Realistically, Spears may not have had much of a choice but to retire from the NFL: After signing a two-year, $3.55 million contract with the Ravens last year, he was released just five games into the season and didn’t catch on anywhere else.

A 2005 first-round pick of the Cowboys, Spears played in Dallas for eight seasons before signing with the Ravens.

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4 Responses to “Marcus Spears retires from the NFL, takes TV job”
  1. alshonbrandontandem says: Apr 6, 2014 8:48 AM

    Good riddance

  2. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 6, 2014 9:10 AM

    Letting Spears go was the right thing to do for Dallas and it will be interesting to see if letting defensive linemen Hatcher and Ware go this year proves to be the right time.

  3. emac40 says: Apr 6, 2014 10:13 AM

    Never lived up to his draft status, but did his job in the Parcells 3-4 (clog the lanes), didn’t get in trouble and was great in the community. Dude saved his cash, too. We’ll probably never read about him being broke. Good luck in life after the NFL.

  4. skinsfolife says: Apr 6, 2014 3:59 PM

    Great pick up Fozzie.

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