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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
03/11/16 - LB Sean Weatherspoon, who became an unrestricted free agent with the Cardinals March 9, was signed by the Falcons Thursday (March 9).
03/11/16 - LB Sean Weatherspoon and the Falcons agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
Weatherspoon, 28, gets a chance to revive his career in his return to the Falcons. The 6-2, 244-pound Weatherspoon was selected by the Falcons in the first round (19th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He spent his first four season in Atlanta, playing in 47 games (41 starts) and recording 288 total tackles with eight sacks, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions, one forced fumble and 13 passes defensed.
Weatherspoon was sidelined the entire 2014 season and was signed by the Arizona Cardinals during the 2015 offseason. He saw limited action for the Cardinals last season, playing in 14 games (no starts) with just 11 tackles.
10/08/15 - LB Sean Weatherspoon was active against the Rams last Sunday but didn't play. Weatherspoon was signed to be a starting inside linebacker and run the defense. But a hamstring injury in training camp set him back, and Kevin Minter took over the job.
Asked if Weatherspoon was going to get more playing time, head coach Bruce Arians said, "It's going to be hard right now without an injury. Kevin (Minter) is playing pretty solid and that's the same spot. Buc (Deone Bucannon) is playing pretty solid and he's not coming out in nickel. It's a situation where he's missed too much time and those other guys have improved, so we have really nice depth."
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.