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Thu, 17 Jul 2003 13:34:49 -0700
The Houston Texans have released DT Marcus Spriggs, according to HoustonTexans.com. Spriggs joined the team as a free agent from the Cleveland Browns earlier this off-season.
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 22:00:16 -0800
The Houston Chronicle reports the Houston Texans will visit with free agent OT Marcus Spriggs (Dolphins) on Friday. The Texans also have DT Marcus Spriggs on their roster.
Tue, 14 Jan 2003 13:07:02 -0800
HoustonTexans.com reports the Houston Texans have signed DT Marcus Spriggs. He was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft.
Tue, 27 Aug 2002 15:54:46 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have announced the release of DT Marcus Spriggs.
Wed, 01 May 2002 12:47:57 -0700
Associated Press reports the Cleveland Browns have signed free agent DT Marcus Spriggs, who was out of the league last year, to a one-year deal. Financial terms have not been released.
Tue, 09 Oct 2001 14:43:55 -0700
ClevelandBrowns.com reports the Cleveland Browns have placed DT Marcus Spriggs (arm) on injured reserve and signed DT Alvin McKinely from their practice squad to their active roster.
Mon, 08 Oct 2001 10:56:08 -0700
Chargers.com reports the players deactivated by the Cleveland Browns on Sunday were: S Perry Phenix, LB Anthony Denman, OL Richard Mercier, WR Andre King, TE O.J. Santiago, DT Marcus Spriggs and DE Courtney Brown. Josh Booty was the team's No. 3 QB.
Fri, 05 Oct 2001 15:29:20 -0700
ClevelandBrowns.com reports Cleveland Browns DT Marcus Spriggs suffered a fractured arm during Wednesday's practice and is out indefinitely. The fracture occurred at the exact same place as the last one, and he may be placed on injured reserve because of it. Head coach Butch Davis said they'll likely make a decision sometime this weekend on his status for the remainder of the year.
Thu, 04 Oct 2001 20:23:51 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns DT Marcus Spriggs (arm) has been downgraded from questionable to out on the weekly injury report. WR Dennis Northcutt (shoulder) is listed as questionable, but he has practiced all week.
Sun, 30 Sep 2001 21:06:05 -0700
ClevelandBrowns.com reports the Cleveland Browns declared WR Tony Simmons, DE Courtney Brown, DT Marcus Spriggs, OG Brad Bedell, LB Anthony Denman and WR Andre King inactive for Sunday's game.
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 10:57:03 -0700
The Sporting News reports the following injury updates. WR Dennis Northcutt (shoulder) has a bruised shoulder and the team is taking their time with him. He's expected back next week. WR Kevin Johnson is expected to handle his punt return duties. DT Marcus Spriggs (broken arm) is expected back next week. G Tre Johnson (broken fingers) had surgery a couple of weeks ago and is playing well.
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 14:53:47 -0700
The Akron Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Browns DE Courtney Brown (sprained knee) and WR Dennis Northcutt (shoulder) will not play this weekend. The team will probably also be without DT Marcus Spriggs (broken arm).
Mon, 17 Sep 2001 20:56:07 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns DE Courtney Brown (knee), WR Dennis Northcutt (shoulder) and DT Marcus Spriggs (broken arm) probably will miss the team's game against the Lions this week. Northcutt is a week to 10 days from practicing, coach Butch Davis said. G Tre Johnson had surgery last week to mend a broken pinky finger on his right hand. He is expected to play this week.
Thu, 13 Sep 2001 07:19:03 -0700
The Beacon Journal reports although his knee is improving, Cleveland Browns DE Courtney Brown will miss his second game on Sunday. He is listed as OUT on the injury report. DT Marcus Spriggs (broken arm) and WR Dennis Northcutt (shoulder) also probably will not play -- though Northcutt is listed as doubtful.
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 20:02:03 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns DE Courtney Brown (bruised knee) practiced Monday and should play in Friday's game. DT Marcus Spriggs (broken arm) is 10 days away from being able to practice and will miss the first two regular-season games.
Fri, 24 Aug 2001 12:14:49 -0700
The Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Browns WRs Dennis Northcutt (collarbone) and JaJuan Dawson (hand), S Marquis Smith (hand), TE Mark Campbell (knee), DT Marcus Spriggs (broken arm), OL Jim Bundren (elbow) and CB Lewis Sanders (leg) will not play in their next pre-season game. OLs Tre Johnson (knee) and Steve Zahursky (knee) are doubtful. OL Ross Verba (back) probably will play 10-15 plays.
Thu, 16 Aug 2001 05:51:17 -0700
The Akron Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Browns OL Jim Pyne will not play in this weekend's pre-season game, but he hopes to be back practicing on Monday. G Tre Johnson, OT Ross Verba, WRs JaJuan Dawson and Dennis Northcutt and DT Marcus Spriggs also will not play. OL Steve Zahursky did not practice yesterday as he watched with his left knee wrapped and in a brace. S Earl Little (sprained ankle) and TE Mark Campbell (knee) might not play this weekend as well.
Thu, 26 Jul 2001 18:13:52 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Cleveland Browns continue to talk with rookie DT Gerard Warren, but it appears unlikely he'll report Friday when the team begins two-a-day practices with its full roster. "I can't say if he will be here or not," coach Butch Davis said Thursday. Davis said the team has "talked about the possibility of concessions." Joel Segal, Warren's agent, would only confirm that negotiations are continuing. Davis said either Orpheus Roye or Marcus Spriggs would move up on the depth chart until Warren signs.
Mon, 16 Apr 2001 11:38:28 -0700
Tony Grossi reports for the Plain Dealer Cleveland Browns director of football operations Dwight Clark had visioned the team adding a couple of defensive tackles along the lines of Tony Siragusa and Sam Adams of the Baltimore Ravens, big guys who can clog the middle. Coach Butch Davis arrived and plans changed. Davis does not like his linemen in the 350-pound range. Davis liked what he saw at defensive tackle at the team's first mini-camp. According to Davis, "Orpheus Roye weighed 318 [up from 290]. Mark Smith was 322 [up from 294 with Arizona]. Marcus Spriggs was in the 320s. Darius Holland was probably 320." Davis does not believe he needs to add significant size inside to improve the team's defense against the rush. Speed at linebacker, namely Dwayne Rudd, will help against that problem. Changing the defensive scheme to move away from the "two-gap" system will help as well.
Thu, 12 Apr 2001 10:24:29 -0700
The Canton Repository reports the consensus is LB Dwayne Rudd and RB Jamel White were the defensive and offensive stars of the Cleveland Browns recently concluded mini-camp. Coach Butch Davis said he did not think there was one drill where Rudd "didn't get his hands on a ball or gotten an interception. You talk about team defensive speed. That's a huge upgrade." For the Browns he is expected to lineup at their 'will' linebacker position (weakside). Davis also been impressed with the defensive line. He said DT Mark Smith has "done some really, really special things." Davis has also been impressed by DL Marcus Spriggs. Davis said he will keep five to seven players who will do little except play special teams.
Wed, 11 Apr 2001 18:23:07 -0700
Zac Jackson reports for the team's official site the Cleveland Browns wrapped up their three-day mini-camp earlier today. RB Jamel White continues to earn the praise of coach Butch Davis. In this week's mini-camp, he's been returning kicks, running the ball and catching passes. Davis singled out several defensive players after today's practice sessions: DT Darius Holland, CB Lewis Sanders, DT Mark Smith, DT Marcus Spriggs and LB Dwayne Rudd. Davis reiterated his pleasure with CB Corey Fuller's coverage skills and RB Travis Prentice's hands. The team signed street free agent LB Michael Smith. He was a three-year starter under Davis at the University of Miami. He blew out his knee in 1999, but appears fully recovered.
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 13:47:28 -0800
ClevelandBrowns.com reports the Cleveland Browns plan to get a good look at some of their younger players in the final weeks of the season. WR Bobby Brown, TE O.J. Santiago, FB Tarek Saleh, OL Noel LaMontagne, OL Brad Bedell, OL Roger Chanoine, OL Shaun O'Hara, DL Marcus Spriggs, DL Tyrone Rogers DL Arnold Miller, S Todd Franz and LB Rahim Abdullah are all expected to see additional action in coming weeks to help the team evaluate them. Abdullah, a second-year player, started most of his rookie season but injuries have caused problems for him this year, head coach Chris Palmer said he's interested in seeing him in other roles.
Mon, 10 May 1999 20:15:00 -0700
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the rookies look this way on the current depth chart, Tim Couch is the #2 QB behind Ty Detmer, WR Kevin Johnson is #2 at split end behind Jermaine Ross, LB Rahim Abdullah is #2 at strongside linebacker behind John Thierry. CB Daylon McCutcheon is #3 at right cornerback behind Antonio Langham and Raymond Jackson, Marquis Smith is #3 at strong safety behind Marlon Forbes and Gerome Williams, Wali Rainer is #2 at middle linebacker behind Chris Spielman, WR Darrin Chiaverini is #5 at flanker, Marcus Spriggs is #3 at defensive left tackle, Kendall Ogle is #4 at weakside linebacker, James Dearth is #4 at TE and Madre Hill is #6 at RB.