Anthony Spencer fell victim to the franchise tag from the Dallas Cowboys the past two offseasons, and there was talk the Cowboys could put it on him again this offseason. He was probably relieved when that didn't happen, but now he's trying to get out there and show he can still play like he did in 2012 after undergoing microfracture surgery after just one game in 2013.
In 2012, Spencer appeared to have made himself a lot of money when he posted 95 tackles and 11 sacks as a standup linebacker in the Rob Ryan 3-4 defense. Last season in Monte Kiffin's Tampa 2 4-3 scheme, he seemed a bit out of position as and it ended up not mattering as he missed the season after the first game.
Now, ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins is reporting Spencer has "nearly seven teams" interested in him, whatever that can mean. It seems the Cowboys would love to have Spencer back but it seems like a near impossibility given the team's cap situation and their unwillingness to give him a deal the past two years.
Spencer will most likely need a year to rebuild his value at a low-end deal, and while the Cowboys might be one of the "nearly seven teams," they most likely won't be the team.