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Ravens strike two-year, $3.55 million deal with Marcus Spears

Marcus SpearsOzzie NewsomeChris CantyNew York GiantsDallas Cowboys

The Ravens have reached an agreement on a two-year, $3.55 million contract with Dallas Cowboys former starting defensive end Marcus Spears, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation.

The deal was finalized late Friday.

Spears is a 2005 first-round draft pick from LSU, selected 20th overall by the Cowboys.

He was cut this year after signing a five-year, $19.2 million contract in 2011.

Spears, 30, has 226 career tackles and 10 sacks with three forced fumbles. Last season, he had 25 tackles and a sack in six starts.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has made strengthening the defensive line a priority and has already signed former New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty to a three-year, $8 million contract since the start of free agency.

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