Former Cowboys’ DE Spencer visiting Giants

As per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former Dallas Cowboys’ DE Anthony Spencer will be visiting the Giants today:

Spencer, 30, is 6″3″, 262, has played all of his seven seasons with the Cowboys after being the 26th overall selection out of Purdue in the 2007 NFL Draft. He had 32.5 sacks in 91 games with Dallas, recording a career-high 11 in 2012.

Spencer is still recovering from microfracture surgery on his ailing knee, which held him out of all but one game last season.

From Curtis Crabtree of PFT:

Spencer was given the franchise tag by the Cowboys in each of the last two seasons. He posted a career-best 11 sacks in 2012 before being tagged again by Dallas. As is the concern of any player playing under the franchise tag, Spencer suffered a serious injury that has now left him without the security a long-term deal would have delivered. Whatever team elects to sign Spencer this year certainly won’t give him a large contract with the concerns over his knee.




9 comments
ponzies86
ponzies86

How about Jered Allen anyone?

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

CB W. Thurmond--

the Good--

1. Young, 26

2. Solid Skill-Set

3. $3.5M is Fair Market Value

4. Plays Zone D, Well

the Bad--

1. 5'11" -- 190lbs

2. Missed 10 games in 2011

3. Missed 14 Games in 2012 -- (Injured for 2 Seasons)

4. Missed 4 Games in 2013***

5. Averages less than 1.7 Tackles per Game

6. 1 Year Contract: Short time Fix

the UGLY

1. ***2013, 4 Game Suspension: Substance  Abuse (non-PED)

2. the Next Suspension could be 8-16 Games

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

The word "microfracture" always worries me...

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

if REESE was will to give DE/OLB Schofiield $8M,

DE/OLB Spencer is MORE proven Player.... i say PASS, NOGOOD...

Serge Marinkovic
Serge Marinkovic

He is mentally very tough and a former Pro Bowler. I give him a one year deal to prove himself. He could be a steal. Sign Cromartie this afternoon and our team with the draft could win 10-11 games. Better they will be consistent week to week. Let's hope they both sign today.

urda83
urda83

I would pass on this guy. He isn't fully recovered yet... Better options out there.

mcfly
mcfly

Depending on the price, could be a good fit. Another Canty (not Tuck, which undoubtedly some pundits will use as a comparison) type who could play DT with some DE mixed in