An in-season signing, Spence played seven games with Washington. He recorded one sack and three tackles in a backup role. The former second-round pick did not make the Buccaneers’ active roster this season. Unless Spence is claimed, he will again become a free agent.
Phillips played in 10 games with the Jaguars and Colts over the past two seasons. The former UDFA out of Illinois has made five career tackles. Despite making his NFL debut a year later, the 27-year-old Phillips is two years older than Spence.
Only one Washington edge defender — Ryan Kerrigan — has posted more than 2.5 sacks this season. The team’s premier sack artist has four in 10 games.