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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The New Orleans Saints have signed former Dallas Cowboys linebacker/defensive end Anthony Spencer to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. Spencer, 31, has spent all eight seasons of his NFL career in Dallas. He was selected in the first ...

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The New Orleans Saints have signed former Dallas Cowboys linebacker/defensive end Anthony Spencer to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Spencer, 31, has spent all eight seasons of his NFL career in Dallas. He was selected in the first round (26th overall) out of Purdue in 2007.

Spencer started 61 games for the Cowboys from 2009-2012. Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who had the same role in Dallas from 2011-2012, presided over some of Spencer's best seasons, including his only Pro Bowl appearance in 2012.

Spencer was given the Cowboys' franchise tag in 2013, which carried a $9.6 million salary, but he played in only one game before undergoing season-ending knee surgery.

With his career in question, Spencer signed a one-year deal with Dallas before the 2014 season, becoming a valuable reserve. He forced two fumbles and scored a touchdown.

At 6-foot-3 and 265 pounds, Spencer is sometimes identified as a defensive end, although the Saints introduced him Friday as a linebacker. With the Saints, he could be used in a strong-side linebacker role like the one played by Ramon Humber. He could also be used like Parys Haralson, who was often an extra outside linebacker in run situations. Spencer also has the background to be used as an edge rusher in the mold of Junior Galette.






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Old 04-10-2015, 01:22 PM   #2
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Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy...

Another Broken Down Toy...

Hope signing Spencer and Ellerbe is just a smoke screen and that the Saints FO quits f***ing around and drafts some real talent in Vic Beasley and Stephone Anthony...
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy...

Another Broken Down Toy...

Hope signing Spencer and Ellerbe is just a smoke screen and that the Saints FO quits f***ing around and drafts some real talent in Vic Beasley and Stephone Anthony...
I don't understand this move. will he even make the team?
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Fill the roster predraft and then get the best players you can.
Nothing wrong with this move imo.
We need depth to rotate the rushers,worth seeing what the man has left in the tank
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Fill the roster predraft and then get the best players you can.
Nothing wrong with this move imo.
We need depth to rotate the rushers,worth seeing what the man has left in the tank
Yeah its the best way to do it. You can't trust the draft and even if you do draft a player there is no telling if he can even make the team or deserves to be on the field at all.
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As long as they aren't thinking "alright guys, we got that edge rusher thing taken care of now." I'm OK with this. Like Lee said, need depth and I'm sure it's a cheap deal so I think it's worth it if he can come in and log a few quality snaps per game. I remember reading that he's good at setting the edge against the run as well and we can definitely use help there.
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Depth depth depth
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that's how I'm feeling about this signing
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With the signing, Galette days of being a saint is being shorten, most definitely if we draft a olb/de in the 1st rd. he most likely will be traded or released during the draft
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Solid signing, much like the when we signed Parys Haralson, solid veteran who provides depth at the very least.
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