Spearman signed a restricted free-agent offer sheet with the Packers on March 13, 2003, but Cincinnati matched the offer to keep Spearman four days later.
The Bengals waived Spearman, Aug. 31, in their final roster reduction before the regular season. He signed with Houston Sept. 3 and played in the Texans' first 2003 game before he was waived on Sept. 9.
Spearman spent the balance of 2003 out of football. On Jan. 7, he signed a reserve/future contract with Washington, but the Redskins waived him April 1.