Free agent pass rusher Anthony Spencer had two of his best seasons under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in Dallas from 2011-2012, registering 17 sacks and making his lone Pro Bowl appearance.
Spencer hasn’t been the same since, but that’s not because Ryan left town. Spencer wrecked his knee in 2013 and required microfracture surgery. He’s recorded just half of a sack across 14 games the past two seasons.
Now 31 years old, Spencer is looking for a potential new home with the Cowboys showing little interest in re-signing him. Spencer is visiting Ryan and the Saints on Tuesday, according to Saints sideline reporter Kristian Garic.
Spencer can no longer be counted on to start, but he’d provide a veteran edge presence behind starters Junior Galette and Cameron Jordan. New Orleans finished 25th in the NFL with just 34 sacks last season.