The Baltimore Ravens further added depth to their defensive line Friday, agreeing to terms with former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Marcus Spears.
Spears confirmed the move on Twitter, posting: "I'm a Raven!!! See u in Maryland."
Spears' deal is worth $3.55 million over two years.
Three days earlier, the Ravens signed former New York Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty. Spears, like Canty, will likely compete for playing time at both defensive tackle and defensive end.
Spears, 30, spent the last eight seasons with the Cowboys after Dallas selected him with the 20th overall selection in the 2005 NFL draft.
He was a full-time starter for his first six years with the Cowboys, but he'd been mostly relegated to a reserve role the last two seasons and Dallas released him Thursday.
He had 25 tackles and a sack in 15 games (six starts) last year."The base of a good defense is to be good along the defensive line," Baltimore general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement.
"We didn't play up to our standards last season, partly because of injury. [But] with the expected better health of players like Haloti Ngata and Pernell McPhee, and the additions of Marcus Spears and Chris Canty, we have a chance to improve.
"Spears, like Canty, can play multiple positions along the line. He brings a lot of snaps and big game experience to us. We like the way Marcus plays."