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September 1, 2015 03:40 PM
Saints place DE Anthony Spencer on injured reserve
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

The Saints have placed defensive end Anthony Spencer on the season-ending injured reserve list, per ESPN.com.

Spencer is dealing with an unspecified injury that has kept him sidelined since the team's first preseason contest. He is coming off a serious knee injury in 2013. 

Spencer has 33 sacks in eight NFL seasons, including 11 in 2012, when he made the Pro Bowl as a member of the Cowboys. 

June 1, 2015 02:02 PM
Saints' Anthony Spencer works ahead of Junior Galette Thursday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Saints linebacker Anthony Spencer worked ahead of Junior Galette in the team's base 4-3 defense, a run-heavy look that featured just three linebackers, ESPN.com reports.

"However it came out, we’re not worried about depth chart now," defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said. "We’re putting in a defense, we’re all working hard together and getting to know each other, our teammates and what we got. But I know both those guys can play, so we’re excited about 'em."

Spencer had a career-high 11 sacks in 2012 but has managed just 24 total tackles and a half-sack in 14 games over the last two years while dealing with a major knee injury.

"I think sometimes there are tougher positions to evaluate at this time of year," coach Sean Payton said, when asked to give his early thoughts on Spencer. "But I think, No. 1, he can affect the passer. ... He’s an edge player, I think he’s very good at fitting the run, and I think he can affect the passer."

June 1, 2015 02:58 PM
Saints reach deal with DE Anthony Spencer
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Saints signed defensive end Anthony Spencer to a one-year contract Friday, the team announced.

Spencer has spent his entire eight-year career playing for the Cowboys. After he played in only one game during the 2013 season because of a knee injury, Spencer returned in 2014 and played in 13 games and totaled 12 sacks.

June 1, 2015 03:21 PM
Report: DE Anthony Spencer to visit Saints
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Defensive end Anthony Spencer is set to visit the Saints on Tuesday, according to the Times-Picayune.

Spencer, formerly of the Cowboys, hasn't started a game since 2012 despite playing in 14 contests the last two seasons. The 31-year-old has compiled 385 total tackles, 33.0 sacks, 14 passes defensed and 13 forced fumbles in his eight-year career.

June 1, 2015 03:32 PM
DE Anthony Spencer visiting Seahawks
by Larry Hartstein |

Free agent defensive end Anthony Spencer is visiting the Seahawks, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Spencer, 31, has spent his entire career with the Cowboys. He played in 13 games last season, getting 22 tackles and half a sack.

His best year came in 2012 when he had 95 tackles, 11 sacks and four passes broken up in 14 games. He played only one game in 2013 before undergoing microfracture surgery on his knee.

June 1, 2015 03:40 PM
Report: DE Anthony Spencer drawing interest from multiple teams
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer is drawing interest from multiple teams, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Spencer, 31, received the franchise tag from the Cowboys in 2012 and 2013. In 2012, he had a career-high 11.0 sacks. 

After starting 14 or more games from 2009-2012, Spencer missed all but one game in 2013 after undergoing microfracture surgery on his knee. Despite playing in 13 games last season, he did not start even one.

Going into his ninth season, he has tallied 385 total tackles, 33 sacks and 13 forced fumbles.

June 2, 2015 05:36 AM
Cowboys unveil final injury report for London game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Cowboys have unveiled its final injury report for Sunday's clash in London against Jacksonville. Tyrone Crawford (knee) was the only player on the list ruled out for the game. Nick Hayden (shoulder) and Rolando McClain (knee, groin) were deemed questionable.

Tony Romo (back), arguably the most notable name on the report, practiced in full Friday and was ruled probable for Sunday. The following players also received the green light and were labeled probable: Bruce Carter (finger), Barry Church (shoulder), Jack Crawford (calf), Doug Free (foot), Jack Hanna (hamstring), Anthony Hitchens (chest), Ronald Leary (groin), Jermey Parnell (chest) and Anthony Spencer (knee, foot).

June 2, 2015 05:42 AM
Cowboys' probables available Week 9
by Larry Hartstein |

Several key Cowboys' defenders who were probable on the injury report are active against Arizona. The list includes cornerback Brandon Carr (hamstring), linebacker Bruce Carter (thigh/finger), linebacker Rolando McClain (shoulder), defensive end Jeremy Mincey (illness) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).

Also suiting up is offensive tackle Jermey Parnell, who was probable with a chest injury.

June 2, 2015 05:44 AM
Cowboys injury report for Sunday has mostly probables
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Cowboys have placed three offensive linemen on their Friday injury report as they prepare for their Sunday game against Arizona. Only tackle Doug Free (foot) is out. Guard Ronald Leary (groin) is questionable while tackle Jermey Parnell (chest) is probable.

Also probable are cornerback Brandon Carr (hamstring), linebackers Rolando McClain (shoulder) and Bruce Carter (thigh/finger) and defensive ends Anthony Spencer (knee/foot), Jeremy Mincey (illness) and Jack Crawford (calf).

June 2, 2015 05:49 AM
Cowboys' probables set to face Redskins
by Larry Hartstein |

Several Cowboys who were probable on the injury report are active for Monday's game against Washington. They include offensive tackle Jermey Parnell (chest), linebacker Bruce Carter (thigh) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee/foot).

June 2, 2015 05:52 AM
Cowboys' Week 8 injury report stacked with probables
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Cowboys will likely be without just two players Monday against the Redskins, with tackle Doug Free (foot) and defensive end Jack Crawford (calf) ruled out for the game on the team's final Week 8 injury report.

The Cowboys have six players listed as probable to play, including defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee, foot), who practice on a limited basis all three days this week. The team's other probables include quarterback Tony Romo (back), wide receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder), linebacker Bruce Carter (thigh), tackle Jermey Parnell (chest) and safety Jakar Hamilton (not injury related).

June 2, 2015 05:59 AM
Cowboys to have most of their injured players Week 7
by Chris Cwik |

The Cowboys are expected to have most of their injured players Week 7 against the Giants. 

Cameron Lawrence, Rolando McClain, Jermey Parnell, Tyron Smith and Anthony Spencer are all active for the contest. All five players came into the game considered probable. 

June 2, 2015 06:01 AM
Romo, Murray, Bryant among probables for Cowboys in Week 7
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Cowboys offensive tackle Doug Free (foot) and linebacker Bruce Carter (thigh) were the only players to be ruled out for Sunday's clash at home against the Giants in Week 7, according to the team's official website.

The following players on the injury report have been ruled probable for the Cowboys on Sunday: Wide receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder), defensive end Jack Crawford (calf), outside linebacker Cameron Lawrence (thigh), middle linebacker Rolando McClain (groin, personal), running back DeMarco Murray (illness), offensive tackle Jermey Parnell (chest), quarterback Tony Romo (back, ankle), offensive tackle Tyron Smith (ankle) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee, foot).

June 2, 2015 06:07 AM
Rolando McClain among Cowboys cleared for action
by Larry Hartstein |

Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain, who was questionable with a groin injury, is active for the game at Seattle. He has 23 tackles and an interception in four games.

Other Cowboys cleared for the game include defensive tackle Henry Melton (calf), linebacker Cameron Lawrence (thigh), offensive tackle Jermey Parnell (chest), cornerback Tyler Patmon (illness) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).

June 2, 2015 06:09 AM
Top Cowboys on Friday injury report deemed probable
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

As expected, linebacker Bruce Carter has been ruled out by the Cowboys for their Week 6 battle at Seattle. He has been plagued by a thigh injury.

The Friday injury report indicates, however, that the team is otherwise fairly healthy. Listed as questionable are linebackers Cameron Lawrence (thigh) and Rolando McClain (groin), tackle Jermey Parnell (chest) and defensive end Jack Crawford (calf).

The probables are headlined by quarterback Tony Romo (back), defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) and wideout Dez Bryant (shoulder). Also receiving that designation are defensive tackle Henry Melton (calf) and defensive back Tyler Patmon (illness).

June 2, 2015 06:18 AM
Cowboys in good health with Sunday game looming
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Despite the loss of linebacker Bruce Carter to a thigh injury, the Cowboys are in good shape heading into their Week 5 game against Houston. The only other player listed as anything less than probable is defensive tackle Henry Melton (hamstring).

Headlining the probables are quarterback Tony Romo (back) and wide receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder). Defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) and linebacker Rolando McClain (groin) are also probable.

June 2, 2015 06:24 AM
Key Cowboys cleared for SNF
by Larry Hartstein |

Several key Cowboys who were on the injury report are active for Sunday Night Football against the Saints. They include linebacker Rolando McClain (groin), defensive tackle Henry Melton (hamstring), linebacker Justin Durant (groin), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).

June 2, 2015 06:27 AM
Top offensive players probable for Cowboys on Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Quarterback Tony Romo (back) and stud wideout Dez Bryant (shoulder) lead a contingent of Cowboys deemed probable for the Week 4 game against New Orleans. Also receiving that designation are linebacker Justin Durant and tight end Gavin Escobar (knee).

The questionables on the list are defensive tackles Terrell McClain (concussion), Henry Melton (hamstring) and Davon Coleman (knee), defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) and linebacker Rolando McClain (groin).

June 2, 2015 06:27 AM
Trio of Cowboys defenders questionable for Sunday action
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Three Cowboys defensive standouts have been listed as questionable for the Sunday night game against New Orleans. They are linebacker Rolando McClain (groin), tackle Henry Melton (hamstring) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).

If Spencer plays, it will mark his 2014 debut.

June 2, 2015 06:34 AM
Cowboys announce Week 3 inactives vs. Rams
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Cowboys have made the following players inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Rams: linebackers Justin Durant (groin) and LB Rolando McClain (groin), defensive linemen Anthony Spencer (knee) and DT Davon Coleman (knee), quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon and offensive lineman Donald Hawkins.

McClain was doubtful to play in Week 3 with his injury, while Durant, Spencer and Coleman had already been ruled out. Wide receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder), running back Joseph Randle (concussion), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Lavar Edwards (knee) are active after being listed as questionable. Quarterback Tony Romo (back), guard Zack Martin (foot), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder) and defensive tackle Ken Bishop (illness) are all active after being listed as probable.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/265
Birthdate:
01/23/1984
Age:
36
Hometown:
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
School:
Purdue
NFL Experience:
9
Awards: