NFL CAREER – A fifth-year defender, Spence joined the Saints to add depth to the defensive line late in 2019 and will compete for a roster spot in 2020. Spence spent his first three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who originally picked him in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft (39th overall) out of the Eastern Kentucky. For his career, he has played in 34 games with nine starts. Spence saw his best season as a rookie in 2016, posting 22 total tackles (16 solo) with 5.5 sacks, two passes defensed and three forced fumbles. Overall, he has tallied 37 tackles (24 solo), 6.5 sacks, two passes defensed and four forced fumbles.