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Re-grading the Falcons 2014 draft, which looks better in hindsight

How does the 2014 class that gave us Jake Matthews and Devonta Freeman look today? The 2015 and 2016 draft classes have been lauded up and down for these Falcons, and they’ve been absolutely integral as the team has become a contender. The 2014 class, the last one with Mike Smith at head coach, has received no such accolades. Sports Illustrated recently decided to re-visit that...
Via The Falcoholic
May 19, 2017

Falcons Roster Review: Linebackers

A position that was arguably the Falcons’ biggest weakness in 2015 became a strength during the 2016 season. Linebacker has long been a position of weakness for the Falcons. During the 2013 season, Atlanta’s LB corps clearly became a liability for the team. A group built around Sean Weatherspoon (who was hurt, naturally), Stephen Nicholas, and Akeem Dent unsurprisingly faltered in...
Via The Falcoholic
March 05, 2017

Former Pitt Safety 1 Of 3 Players To Work Out For Steelers On Tuesday

With it getting closer to the end of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers are starting to workout more players who might end up being signed to offseason futures contracts. On Tuesday, they worked out three players and they were safety Ray Vinopal, linebacker Marquis Spruill, and  safety Jacob Hagen. Vinopal, who... The post Former Pitt Safety 1 Of 3 Players To Work Out For Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons waive 2014 draft pick LB Marquis Spruill

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have waived linebacker Marquis Spruill, a fifth-round draft pick in 2014. The team announced the move Monday, along with the signing of wide receiver John Harris. The 6-foot, 224-pound Spruill was drafted 168th overall out of Syracuse. But he missed his entire rookie season after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery. Harris was initially...
Via Associated Press
August 24, 2015  |  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.  His...
Via Orange Fizz
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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