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Spruill drafted, Smith, Lyn, Mathews get free-agent deals

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Spruill drafted, Smith, Lyn, Mathews get free-agent deals
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NEW YORK - Linebacker Marquis Spruill became the latest Syracuse University product to be drafted into the NFL on Saturday with the Atlanta Falcons taking him in the fifth round, 168th overall.

Three local players who were not drafted already had free-agent deals by Saturday night. Syracuse running back Jerome Smith and Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews are also headed to Atlanta while Syracuse cornerback Keon Lyn is going to Indianapolis.

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