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66 Akeem Spence DT

Philadelphia Eagles

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

September 11, 2019 09:04 PM
Eagles' Akeem Spence: Heading to Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spence signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Tuesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Spence had been without a team since being cut by Miami on Aug. 28. The 27-year-old played in at least 600 defensive snaps over the previous two seasons, collecting 81 total tackles, five sacks and a forced fumble in that span. Spence will provide the Eagles with depth on their defensive front in the wake of Malik Jackson's (foot) placement on injured reserve Tuesday.

August 27, 2019 02:56 PM
Akeem Spence: Cut by Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins released Spence on Tuesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Spence is one of a slew of veteran cuts made by Miami on Tuesday, as the team takes the next step in an apparent transition toward youth. The seventh-year defensive tackle played 666 snaps across 16 games in Miami last season and should have little issue latching on as a situational pass rusher elsewhere in the league.

September 23, 2018 02:52 PM
Dolphins' Akeem Spence: Ejected for unnecessary roughness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spence was ejected from Sunday's game against the Raiders for unnecessary roughness, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Spence's penalty killed a Miami drive nearing the endzone, and the 26-year-old was ejected from the game. With William Hayes (knee) questionable to return, the Dolphins could be without two key defensive tackles for the remainder of Week 3's matchup.

May 4, 2018 10:12 AM
Dolphins' Akeem Spence: Traded to Dolphins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spence was traded from the Lions to the Dolphins on Thursday in exchange for an undisclosed 2019 draft pick, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

Spence recorded 39 tackles (19 solo) and three sacks while logging a career-high 661 snaps on defense. However, new head coach Matt Patricia likes to employ multiple defensive fronts and it appears Spence didn't fit the mold of a player Patricia wants along the defensive line. As a result, Spence will join a Miami front that lost the services of Ndamukong Suh this offseason, putting Spence in a good situation for playing time. The Lions restructured Spence's three-year deal earlier in the day, which has two years remaining on it as he heads to Miami.

January 10, 2018 06:44 PM
Lions' Akeem Spence: Tallies three sacks in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spence recorded 39 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble over 16 games in 2017.

Spence showed he can be a valuable asset as a situational pass rusher for the Lions, but he also frustratingly committed six penalties this term. While the Illinois product has never been of much utility in IDP formats, Spence could be headed for the largest workload of his career in 2018 if Haloti Ngata (biceps) either retires or leaves in free agency.

December 19, 2017 11:00 PM
Lions' Akeem Spence: Sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spence recorded two solo tackles and one sack in Saturday's win over the Bears.

Spence has seen increased reps on defense ever since Haloti Ngata (biceps) was placed on injured reserve. Spence now has 2.5 sacks on the season, which puts him 0.5 short of tying a personal season-high. He'll look to add to that total Sunday against the Bengals.

March 11, 2017 03:32 PM
Lions' Akeem Spence: Signs with Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spence signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the Lions on Thursday, ESPN reports.

Not a star in his own right, Spence is still a solid addition to an up-and-coming Lions defensive line; at the very least, he'll be a quality rotational piece in DC Teryl Austin's 4-3 system. His signing likely means Tyrunn Walker and/or Stefan Charles won't be coming back to Detroit.

September 18, 2016 05:14 PM
Buccaneers' Akeem Spence: Back to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spence played a total of 17 snaps during the Buccaneers' Week 1 win over the Falcons.

The back issue that kept Spence sidelined for part of the 2015 season appears to be a thing of the past. In all likelihood, Spence will continue to function as a depth interior lineman.

September 1, 2015 12:40 PM
Buccaneers cut five to get down to 75 players
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

The Buccaneers cut five players Tuesday to get down to the NFL-mandated 75-man limit, with the biggest name being punter Michael Koenen

Tampa Bay decided to go with first-year punter Jacob Schum over the veteran Koenen. The rest of the Bucs' cuts include guard Josh Allen, WR Robert Herron and corner Leonard Johnson. Defensive tackle Akeem Spence was placed on the PUP list. 

August 19, 2015 09:22 AM
Bucs DL Akeem Spence to miss season opener due to suspension
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Buccaneers announced Monday defensive lineman Akeem Spence has been suspended without pay for the season opener for violating the NFL's policy on substances of abuse. He will be eligible to return Week 2 at New Orleans.

Spence was arrested in Jan. 2014 in Alabama. He was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, which are both misdemeanors, per NFL.com.

August 17, 2015 12:40 PM
Report: Bucs DL Akeem Spence facing one-game suspension
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Buccaneers defensive lineman Akeem Spence has been notified he is facing a one-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on substances of abuse, according to NFL Network National Insider Ian Rapoport. 

Spence was arrested in Jan. 2014 in Alabama. He was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, which are both misdemeanors, per NFL.com.

July 31, 2015 02:00 PM
Bucs place Akeem Spence on PUP; Louis Murphy on injury list
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Buccaneers placed defensive tackle Akeem Spence on the Physically Unable to Perform list on Friday, reports the Tampa Tribune. Spence is dealing with a back issue.

Meanwhile, wide receiver Louis Murphy was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list. Murphy recently sustained an ankle injury.

June 5, 2015 04:22 AM
Report: Buccaneers DT Akeem Spence has drug charges dropped
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

After completing a pre-trial diversion program, Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence had two drug-related charges against him dropped, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Spence was arrested in 2014 for possession of marijuana in Alabama.

June 2, 2015 05:33 AM
Lavonte David among Bucs cleared to face Falcons
by Larry Hartstein |

Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David, who leads the team with 89 tackles and two forced fumbles, is active for the game against Atlanta after being listed as questionable with a knee injury. Also suiting up are linebacker Brandon Magee (knee), tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (thumb) and defensive tackle Akeem Spence (hamstring).

June 2, 2015 05:35 AM
Doug Martin among notable Buccaneers labeled questionable
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Buccaneers unveiled a lengthy injury report for Week 10 vs. Atlanta. Doug Martin is among the most notable players on the list. He was labeled doubtful for Sunday's game with an ankle injury. Alterraun Verner (hamstring) and Anthony Collins (foot) were the only other players deemed doubtful.

The following players were ruled questionable: Lavonte David (knee), Vincent Jackson (foot), Michael Johnson (hand), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (thumb), Charles Sims (ankle), Akeem Spence (hamstring) and Luke Stocker (hip).

June 1, 2015 11:09 PM
Akeem Spence arrested on marijuana charge
by Larry Hartstein |

Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence was arrested on a marijuana possession charge after he was stopped by an Alabama trooper for speeding, reports the Tampa Bay Tribune. The fourth-round pick in last year's draft was clocked at over 100 mph, the report said.

Spence started 14 games, recording 19 tackles and a sack.

June 2, 2015 03:47 PM
Akeem Spence ready to roll against Saints
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

A wrist problem will not keep Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence off the field Sunday at New Orleans. He has been listed as probable.

June 2, 2015 03:50 PM
Buccaneers dealing with five injures defenders for finale
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Buccaneers have five defensive players on the injury report for Week 17 against the Saints, and they could be without the majority of them Sunday. Among the five players, only Lavonte David (elbow) and defensive lineman Akeem Spence (wrist) are probable for Sunday's game.

They are joined by the injury report by linebackers Ka'Lial Glaud (knee) and Dekoda Watson (groin), along with defensive  back Mark Barron (hamstring), all of whom are questionable for the game. 

June 2, 2015 03:56 PM
Buccaneers defenders take the field Sunday
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (knee) and defensive lineman Akeem Spence (wrist) are both active, as expected, for Week 16 against the Rams Sunday.

June 2, 2015 03:57 PM
Akeem Spence, Lavonte David expected to play
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

A pair of Buccaneers defensive players are expected to play through their lingering injuries in Week 16 against the Rams, based on Friday's injury report. Linebacker Lavonte David (hamstring) and defensive lineman Akeem Spence (wrist) are both probable for Sunday's game, after getting through practice throughout the week without issue.  

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
29/15/19ATL0000
39/22/19DET0000
49/26/19GB0000
510/6/19NYJ0000
610/13/19MIN0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
710/20/19@ DAL8:20 pm
810/27/19@ BUF1:00 pm
911/3/19CHI1:00 pm
Bye: Week 10
1111/17/19NE4:25 pm
1211/24/19SEA8:20 pm
1312/1/19@ MIA1:00 pm
1412/9/19NYG8:15 pm
1512/15/19@ WAS1:00 pm
1612/22/19DAL4:25 pm
1712/29/19@ NYG1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Tampa Bay Buccaneers162919.0101000.0000
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers163727.0103000.0000
2015Tampa Bay Buccaneers8118.031000.0000
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers161910.090.5000.0000
2017Detroit Lions163919.0203000.0000
2018Miami Dolphins164223.0192000.0000
2019Philadelphia Eagles555.000000.0000
TOTAL93182111.07110.5000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Tampa Bay Buccaneers1600001010
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers1600002020
2015Tampa Bay Buccaneers800000000
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers1600000000
2017Detroit Lions1600100000
2018Miami Dolphins1600010010
2019Philadelphia Eagles500000000
TOTAL9300113040
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/303
Birthdate:
11/29/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
Navarre, FL, USA
School:
Illinois
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: