As expected, outside linebacker / defensive end Anthony Spencer signed his franchise tender, worth $10.63 million, on Tuesday.
Spencer is coming off a career year, in which he recorded 95 tackles and a career-high 11 sacks while playing outside linebacker in ousted defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s 3-4 system, and was rewarded with his first career Pro Bowl nod. With Monte Kiffin, godfather of the Tampa 2 defense, in town, Spencer will move to defensive end--where he played in college.
Dallas now has until July 15 if they want to lock Spencer up beyond 2013. Spencer’s agent, Jordan Woy, said this week that the two sides would likely get to work on a potential deal in short order now that the tender is signed.
“I think without any question they want him back and want him there,” Woy said, per the Dallas Morning News. “The ultimate goal is for him to be there for several years.
“Whether we can all agree on a framework to make that happen is another question.”
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