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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
09/01/15 - ILB Sean Weatherspoon practiced this week and is expected to play against the Broncos on Thursday night. Weatherspoon hadn't practiced since suffering a hamstring injury in the first practice of training camp.
08/31/15 - ILB Sean Weatherspoon hasn't played yet this preseason after suffering a hamstring injury on the first day of training camp. Coaches are hoping he can practice and play this week, but they've said that before.
08/13/15 - ILB Sean Weatherspoon has missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury. Weatherspoon was close to returning this week, but aggravated the injury. He is expected to play in all situations and call the defenses, so this is a critical time for him to miss.
08/10/15 - ILB Sean Weatherspoon has missed most of training camp practices due to a hamstring injury. Arians doesn't seem concerned, saying Weatherspoon is participating in walk-throughs. But Weatherspoon missed all of last season with an Achilles tear and he needs the on-field work. The Cardinals are hoping he is an every-down player, and they want him to be a leader on the defense.
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.