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The Falcons shed some light on their linebacking situation

The Falcons signed LB Darin Drakeford on Saturday to add depth to the position after Marquis Spruill suffered a season ending knee injury during Wednesday’s practice. The 23-year old was originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as a college free agent out of the University of Maryland, following the 2013 NFL draft. At Maryland, Drakeford played in 43 games for the Terrapins...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquis Spruill out for 2014 season

The Falcons have their first season-ending injury of the preseason.
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons LB Marquis Spruill Tears ACL

Atlanta Falcons fifth round draft pick Marquis Spruill suffered a torn ACL in practice on Wednesday and will miss the entire season. Spruill played linebacker for Syracuse in college where he recorded 66 solo tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks in 2013. He was listed as third on the Falcons depth chart. [h/t Sports Illustrated]
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons lose rookie ILB, Should try to sign Ernie Sims

Falcons fifth-round LB Marquis Spruill is out for the season after tearing his ACL during Wednesday’s practice whichbis a huge loss for the team that has already lost Sean Witherspoon. The team will obviously need another Mike Linebacker, and one is now available after being released by the Cardinals. Today the Cards released Ernie Sims […] The post Falcons lose rookie ILB,...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons lose rookie linebacker for entire 2014 season

Another hard knock came for the Atlanta Falcons at training camp yesterday, as rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill suffered a torn ACL that will force him to miss the entire 2014 NFL season: Marquis Spruill tore his ACL and will be out for the season — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 7, 2014 The news is particularly tough given Spruill’s background. In four seasons with Syracuse...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Fifth-Round Pick LB Marquis Spruill Out For The Season

  The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that fifth-round pick Marquis Spruill suffered an ACL tear and will be out for the 2014 season. Rookie LB Marquis Spruill tore his ACL at practice yesterday. He will miss the entire season. #aftc14 — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) August 7, 2014 According to the team’s recently released depth chart, Spruill was a third-string linebacker...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Strengthens Linebacker Corps with Troy Henderson’s Verbal

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via rivals Syracuse may have lost one of its defensive leaders in Marquis Spruill to the NFL at the end of last year, but Scott Shafer and co. are hoping that they have found a suitable replacement at linebacker. On Tuesday night, 3-star linebacker Troy Henderson out of Ohio gave his verbal commitment to the Orange. ...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The rookies are impressing everyone this week

Monday makes the fourth day of rookie minicamp for NFL teams and perhaps one of the more rookie minicamps are taking place in Flowery Branch. The Atlanta Falcons have a handful of rookies on board who can make an impact come August and September. One of the major impacts is on the defensive side of the ball which the Falcons needed to address the most during the offseason specifically...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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