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Falcons rookie Marquis Spruill tears ACL, out for season

Falcons rookie Marquis Spruill tears ACL, out for season Photo: Nate Shron/Getty Images

Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill tore his ACL in practice Wednesday and will miss the entire season, the team announced Thursday

Spruill was a fifth-round pick out of Syracuse. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker was an honorable mention on the All-ACC team his senior year. In 2013, he recorded 66 solo tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks. 

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Spruill was listed as third-string on the Falcons' first unofficial depth chart of the season. 

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