Marcus Spears, Steve Octavien Sign Tenders
Defensive end Marcus Spears and linebacker Steve Octavien both signed their one-year free agent tenders today. Spears received an original pick tender for the amount of $1.226 million, meaning he will earn less in 2010 than both of his backups, Stephen Bowen and Jason Hatcher.
Spears recently switched agents in an effort to secure a long-term deal, but thus far he has been unsuccessful. He will be in Dallas in 2010, but the future after that is murky.
The same can be said for Bowen and Hatcher, which is the primary reason we have been stating the likelihood of Dallas spending an early-round draft pick on a DT/DE. The release of Flozell Adams and Ken Hamlin, though, has probably altered the Cowboys’ draft plans.