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Spears an Option on the D-Line for the Saints?

The mailbag of ESPN NFL columnist John Clayton today talks about the Saints taking a look at Cowboys DT Marcus Spears. Here is what Clayton had to say about Spears being a Saint:

Q: The Dallas Cowboys are rumored to be shopping Marcus Spears. I think he would look great in the middle of the Saints’ D-line. Could the two teams make a deal here? Would Spears, a 3-4 defensive end, fit as a 4-3 defensive tackle?

Will in New Orleans

A: Spears would fit nicely in the Saints’ 4-3 line, but only as a backup because of Sedrick Ellis, who is the Warren Sapp-like gap-shooter who can cause chaos along the line. In a 4-3 scheme, Spears has those type of skills, and he has wanted to get back to a 4-3 scheme since his rookie days. I don’t see a trade happening here. It wouldn’t make sense for the Cowboys to deplete depth along the defensive line for a fifth-round pick or less, and it wouldn’t make any sense for the Saints to offer more than a fifth for a three-technique player when they already have one. Interesting suggestion, though.

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