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Sean Spence visits the Dolphins

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Free agent linebacker Sean Spence is visiting Miami.

A league source tells PFT that Spence has a meeting with the Dolphins tonight.

A 2012 third-round pick of the Steelers, Spence missed his first two seasons in the NFL with injuries. But he played well in both 2014 and 2015 and at age 25 may have the best years of his career ahead of him.

Spence is the No. 99 player on our Free Agent Hot 100.

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20 Responses to “Sean Spence visits the Dolphins”
  1. zackattack006 says: Mar 11, 2016 7:47 PM

    The U?!

  2. steve11blog says: Mar 11, 2016 8:26 PM

    Sign him
    He is young and pretty good at the u
    Plus we need linebackers

  3. Moudabo says: Mar 11, 2016 8:30 PM

    Good guy and a solid player. Whoever signs Spence will get
    a hard working, team player who will be a nice addition
    on any team. If the Steelers can’t re-sign him, hopefully
    he’ll go to a team that will give him a chance to start.
    He’s earned a shot. Good luck Sean.

  4. gadgetking2010 says: Mar 11, 2016 8:35 PM

    I was hoping the Steelers would get a home team discount after they stuck with him for 2 years when it was doubtful that he would ever play football again. They could of done an injury settlement but they kept him on the team with full pay.

  5. jtm12180 says: Mar 11, 2016 8:59 PM

    Yeah gadgetking good point, never thought of it! Oh well, have at it with that dumpster fire in Miami!

  6. clashpoint says: Mar 11, 2016 9:10 PM

    The Steelers still have some depth at ILB with fan favorite hard hitting Vince Williams backing up the starters. I was hoping either Spence or Terrence Garvin would resign just for depth though, but Spence thinks he can be a starter and he’s gotta chase the bigger money. Good luck to him.

    Go Steelers!

  7. arktikman says: Mar 11, 2016 9:12 PM

    Seemed like he had good football sense, but was a bit slow in coverage. Hope he succeeds wherever he goes because that injury was gruesome.

  8. ncphinsfan says: Mar 11, 2016 9:13 PM

    Please, Please, Please sign him! This is the kind of players that we need. Hard working and a former HS All-American who had a great College career. A devastating knee injury set him back 2 years, but he comes without the “big name” price tag and huge upside. Imagine if he and Kiko Alonso can stay healthy! Two Stud LBs for less the price of an average Kicker. This is how a team turns it around; take a risk on young guys and not pay out 31 year olds with guaranteed money deals.

  9. chillpill1212 says: Mar 11, 2016 9:24 PM

    Lovely

  10. steve11blog says: Mar 11, 2016 9:50 PM

    You don’t have to break the bank to sign him and I would sign him for three years
    If he stays healthy he can be a good one for years to come

  11. ohand16 says: Mar 11, 2016 10:02 PM

    Gangster

  12. paulieorkid says: Mar 11, 2016 10:31 PM

    Like Gadgetking noted, it’d be cool if Spence had the Steelers’ backs — because the Steelers had Spence’s back when it looked like his pro career smoked before it even got started.

    That’s not to begrudge Spence in a real sense, because players want to play. Riding pine or carrying a clipboard or coming home with a clean uniform every game of the season would blow — but at least give the Steelers a better than even chance.

    Spence has heart, and he CAN play — whatever he does and wherever he does it, I wish him all the best. He’s been through a LOT. Just would prefer that he’d hang in Pittsburgh.

  13. laxer37 says: Mar 12, 2016 12:28 AM

    Spence has come back from an injury thought to be career ending to become a solid NFL linebacker.

    He’s a team first guy. Nobody will outwork the guy.

  14. uglydingo says: Mar 12, 2016 6:51 AM

    gadgetking2010 says:
    Mar 11, 2016 8:35 PM
    I was hoping the Steelers would get a home team discount after they stuck with him for 2 years when it was doubtful that he would ever play football again. They could of done an injury settlement but they kept him on the team with full pay.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    gadgetking2010 raises the point of Spence showing loyalty by offering a home team discount, but if he is fully healthy, it is now up to Pittsburgh to make a fair offer in line with his current market value. Do Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown just play for the black and yellow out of loyalty? No – they actually get paid. Sean Spence’s rookie contract is up and he is now checking his market value. If Pittsburgh want to keep him, then it’s time to make a competitive offer.

  15. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: Mar 12, 2016 8:49 AM

    Let’s see if he thrives outside of Coal Dust City like Woodson, Sanders, Burress and many others. LOL.

  16. stillers213 says: Mar 12, 2016 9:03 AM

    He’s a very high character and hard working young man. I wish him luck regardless of where he lands.

  17. irkjames says: Mar 12, 2016 10:00 AM

    I find it kind of funny how people are saying Sean Spence works hard, but I distinctly remember him for being criticized by NFL scouts for clearly not putting in work at the combine. He ran 4.71 and only did 12 bench press reps, which was all an indictment on how soft Al Golden was on all these guys at The U. Just making a reference point in perspective and how dudes can actually evolve in this game, not all do at the same exact time.

    It’d be great to have Sean here in Miami. Fingers crossed. South Florida is the only place he’ll get a hometown discount at, not Pittsburh:) Go Canes and Dolphins!

  18. jag1959 says: Mar 12, 2016 10:10 AM

    gadgetking2010 says:
    Mar 11, 2016 8:35 PM
    I was hoping the Steelers would get a home team discount after they stuck with him for 2 years when it was doubtful that he would ever play football again. They could of done an injury settlement but they kept him on the team with full pay.
    ____________________

    That sounds good until look a little closer. They “stuck with him for 2 years” at the mind blowing cost of $200k to keep him versus cut him. Not a team out there that wouldn’t do that with a 3rd round pick. They paid him $2.7M for the last 4 years. With the rookie wage scale in place expecting a ‘home town discount’ is unrealistic, business is business

  19. triggerdog says: Mar 12, 2016 11:11 AM

    Anybody can thrive anywhere but that pathetic city Baltimore the home of lawlessness,rioting,and. Looting.have fun with your sixty year old tight end with nobody to get him the ball.heres a thought put the old man on special teams as it seems a punter and kicker is all you have.LOL!!!!

  20. dolfanreal says: Mar 12, 2016 12:41 PM

    I hope we sign him we need lbs we are depth poor!

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