INJURY REPORT: Spruill out for the season

12:08 pm Aug. 7, 2014

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


Falcons sign five draft picks

2:32 pm May. 18, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — Five Falcons’ draft picks, linebacker Prince Shembo, cornerback Ricardo Allen, linebacker Marquis Spruill, linebacker Yawin Smallwood, and linebacker Tyler Starr, all signed contracts with the Falcons on Sunday.

The terms of the agreements were not

2014 NFL Draft: ESPN’s McShay on Falcons’ moves

12:49 pm May. 12, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH – ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay shared his thoughts on the Falcons’ draft class today.

He liked the draft overall, especially the Matthews pick. He believes that the Falcons got first-round value when they picked defensive end Ra’Shede Hageman in the second-round. The Dezmen Southward pick in the third-round was a head-scratcher for him and he liked the pick of running back Devonta Freeman in the fourth round.

Here’s what he had

VIDEO: Reaction to the Atlanta Falcons’ 2014 draft

12:07 pm May. 12, 2014

Did the Falcons fail to address glaring needs in the NFL Draft or improve the team? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s  D. Orlando Ledbetter & CineSport’s Noah Coslov react to the Falcons selections. 


Round 1 / 6 — Jake Matthews, RT, 6-5, 308, Texas A&M

Round 2/37 – Ra’Shede Hageman, DE, 6-6, 318, Minnesota

Round 3/68 – Dezmen Southward, FS, 6-0, 211, Wisconsin

Round 4/103 – Devonta