Saints Sign Linebacker

Saints have signed LB Anthony Spencer to a one-year deal.  The Saints previously hosted Spencer for a visit.  He is a longtime Cowboy standout who has had injury problems the last two season.  Spencer is 31 which means he would be in the short-term plans for the Saints.  He did however have his best years as a Cowboy under Rob Ryan.  Spencer had the best season of his career under Rob Ryan in 2012.   Spencer (6-foot-3, 265 pounds) was a Pro Bowler that year.

Last season, he only played in one game because of a knee injury that required microfracture surgery, and he gradually worked his way back last year and played better as he got healthier late in the year.

He plays both end in 4-3 fronts and outside linebacker in 3-4 fronts. Spencer will add depth as a pass rusher and a versatile edge player in Ryan’s defense, which mixes and matches between 4-3 and 3-4 fronts. This will be especially important if Junior Galette missses any time.