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Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Falcons' picks: Round 1/19 -- Sean Weatherspoon, LB, 6-1, 241, Missouri: Led the Tigers in tackles for the past three seasons. Is expected to compete for the starting weakside linebacker position. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Sean Weatherspoon News
03/12/15 - LB Sean Weatherspoon left the 49ers for the Cardinals Wednesday (March 11), agreeing to terms on a one-year contract worth $3.58 million that includes a $1.25 million signing bonus.
The 6-2, 244-pound Weatherspoon comes to Arizona after spending the past five years in Atlanta where he appeared in 47 games with 41 starts and had 336 tackles, with eight sacks, 16 passes defensed, two fumble recoveries one forced fumble, one interception and one touchdown. He originally joined the Falcons as a first-round selection (19th overall) in the 2010 draft out of Missouri.
During his time in Atlanta, the 27-year-old Weatherspoon had two 100-plus tackle seasons, including in 2011 when he set career highs with 127 tackles, four sacks and eight passes defensed while starting all 16 games. He missed last season on injured reserve after he suffered an Achilles injury in June.
03/04/15 - LB Sean Weatherspoon is likely the next player to sign a contract extension. The team is working hard on this deal.
07/30/14 - LB Sean Weatherspoon, who is recovering from Achilles surgery, is roommates with quarterback Matt Ryan.
"He's in good spirits," Ryan said. "He's always in good spirits. He's a positive guy. I know that it hurts him. It stings that he's going to miss this season."
Weatherspoon has been present at the linebacker meetings and has helped Paul Worrilow get used to calling the signals.
06/17/14 - LB Sean Weatherspoon was placed on reserve/injured by the Falcons Monday, June 16, the result of a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered the previous Tuesday.
12/25/13 - --LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.