Posted: 12:08 pm Thursday, August 7th, 2014

INJURY REPORT: Spruill out for the season 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons linebacker Marquis Spruill suffered an ACL injury on Wednesday and will be out for the season. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/DLedbetter@ajc.com)

Falcons linebacker Marquis Spruill suffered an ACL injury on Wednesday and will be out for the season. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/DLedbetter@ajc.com)

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons linebacker Marquis Spruill suffered a torn ACL on Wednesday and will be out for the season, according to coach Mike Smith. 

(Here’s his bio from draft day)

NAME: Marquis Spruill

SCHOOL: Syracuse

ROUND/PICK: Fifth, 168th overall

TWITTER: @ Sprui11z

EXPECTED ROLE:  He’s expected to contain for a roster spot as special teamer and backup inside linebacker.

14 comments
farberboy
farberboy

Very poor coverage on the preseason.  They spend all their time interviewing players rather than showing action on the field.

Flacons_go_2-14
Flacons_go_2-14

Does it mater? Flacons will loose 14 games this year no mater who is there Cuz it all they have is injruy porn players.

Dasdguy
Dasdguy

Falcons may Lose some depth. Gives Shembo an opportunity to take the job.

zuzu331
zuzu331

I think we all agree that they couldve drafted better the past few years. Spruill's injury,however has absolutely NOTHING to do with this fact. Heres hoping they can stay healthy the rest of camp.

tyger
tyger

Konz only did 12 resp x 225 at combine...

Holmes not that bad...

BuckheadBenny
BuckheadBenny

Good thing TD traded away a 6th round pick to move up only a few spots too since he was so worried this 5th round pick was going to be taken first...  


TD take notes the NFL is too violent of a league to trade draft picks anymore and the falcons still haven't recovered from the poor picks and less of picks for the traded picks in Julio.


Now if TD drafted well and did well with his picks it would be a moot point-  Mike Johnson and Peter Konz, and Lamar Holmes are still getting beat up by scrubs in practise.   When you draft an offensive lineman that can only bench press 225 18 times at the combine that should raise a red flag especially in Wisconsin what else is there to do besides eat, drink, and workout in Wisconsin?  Joe Hawley did 225 like 34 times big difference and Mike Johnson and Lamar were low on BP and combine tests and thats a big deal in the NFL in the trenches since it speaks to work ethic for a lineman.


Jake Mathews might end up being the best pick of the draft and lord knows TD was trying his best to trade up for Khalil Mack which would have been a horrible pick for us.

Rory_Bellows
Rory_Bellows

EXPECTED ROLE: He’s expected to contain for a roster spot as special teamer and backup inside linebacker

Sigh......

BeastOPS
BeastOPS

I guess they'll be bringing in another former Jaguar, or washed up vet who to used to play for Smith or Nolan..

BeastOPS
BeastOPS

Had sorta forgotten about him and Smallwood.  Haven't heard their names much.  I know they were wanting Spruill to add some weight.  Now he'll have plenty of time to beef up.  Maybe Tyler Starr can seize this opportunity.  

skullfrogger
skullfrogger

@BuckheadBenny 

Were you in the draft room with Dimitroff, Buckhead Betty?  Oh, and who drafted Hawley that you are bragging on above?

kerryb
kerryb

Yea, you really should be able to predict during the draft that a guy would tear his ACL in preseason camp.