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Spires to the Raiders?

Greg Spires' tenure in Tampa Bay ended unceremoniously when he was released just prior to the start of free agency.

But it appears the 33-year-old defensive end will have at least one more chance to ressurrect his career, as he reportedly has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Raiders.

The news was reported Sunday by the San Francisco Chronicle and comes a little over a month after Oakland made a run at another Bucs free agent end, Kevin Carter. He re-signed with the Bucs days after visiting with the Raiders, leaving Oakland's need at defensive end unaddressed.

Spires is coming off a tough year cut short by a calf injury that limited him to 10 games. He finished with two sacks, his fewest since 1999. Ironically, Spires had one of his most memorable performances against the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII, finishing with a sack and a pass deflection.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:02pm]


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