Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (11)
5 months ago

Weatherspoon has signed with the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weatherspoon played 14 games for Arizona in 2015 and made nine tackles. He spent four years in Atlanta, from 2010-2013, and recorded eight sacks and two interceptions in 31 starts over that span. His familiarity with the club was likely a factor in Atlanta's decision to bring him in.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (11)
5 months ago

Weatherspoon is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

EDGE Analysis

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim extended a one-year prove-it deal to Weatherspoon last March, but the veteran inside linebacker was unable to gain much traction with Deone Bucannon and Kevin Minter manning those spots in the 3-4 defense run by defensive coordinator James Bettcher. By season's end, Weatherspoon earned just 12 percent of the defensive snaps, which translated to 11 tackles (nine solo) in 14 games. Although he's 28 years old, his injury history will likely result in a change of scenery in the upcoming campaign.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (11)
10 months ago

Weatherspoon is listed as inactive Sunday at Detroit, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Active in the first four games of the season, Weatherspoon earned only 39 total snaps in the first three, before residing on the sideline for the entirety of last Sunday's loss to the Rams. Inside linebacker will continue to be covered by Kevin Minter and pseudo-LB Deone Bucannon.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (11)
11 months ago

Weatherspoon (hamstring) made his Cardinals debut Thursday at Denver, accruing three solo tackles.

EDGE Analysis

Weatherspoon made his first NFL appearance since Dec. 15, 2013, as last season was wiped away due to a ruptured Achilles suffered in June of 2014. Since joining the Cardinals in March, he had assumed defensive play calls by the conclusion of the offseason program, but his initial preseason appearance was delayed due to a hamstring injury and subsequent aggravation. According to Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix, Weatherspoon took 17 snaps on defense and three on special teams. Expect Weatherspoon's snap count to increase as his conditioning improves in the coming weeks.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (11)
11 months ago

Weatherspoon (hamstring) practiced fully Tuesday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

After returning to drills Monday, Weatherspoon has quickly fit in an unhindered practice, forecasting an appearance in Thursday's preseason game at Denver. With a steady showing, he would likely provide head coach Bruce Arians with enough confidence to use Weatherspoon at inside linebacker next to Kevin Minter in the regular season opener.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (11)
11 months ago

Weatherspoon (hamstring) was a limited participant at Monday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Making his long-awaited return to drills, Weatherspoon wouldn't commit to suiting up for the final preseason game Thursday at Denver, stating, "I feel I have time to be ready." An appearance would likely go a long way in appeasing the mind of head coach Bruce Arians, but Weatherspoon isn't incorrect with nearly two weeks remaining before the Cardinals open the regular season on Sept. 13 against the Saints. If Weatherspoon is unable to do so, Kevin Minter and Kenny Demens would likely hold down the two spots at inside linebacker.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (11)
11 months ago

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Sean Weatherspoon could return to practice next week as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury, according to the team's official website. Weatherspoon has been sidelined since the start of training camp because of a hamstring strain he suffered in the first practice. He suffered a setback last week as he attempted to return to individual drills. "[The hamstring is] Just not feeling as strong as it needs to be to sustain the practice," Weatherspoon said. "I want to practice. I want to go out there with my guys, get that timing down. But the main thing is, I'm on a one-year deal so I've got to be healthy before I get out there." Weatherspoon missed 25 of 32 games with the Atlanta Falcons the last two seasons. The Cardinals are relying him as their starting middle linebacker this season.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (11)
1 year ago

Weatherspoon made all the defensive calls during the Cardinals' first OTA on Tuesday, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Weatherspoon's injury-laden career culminated in a torn Achilles last June, which erased the entire 2014 campaign, but shortly after signing a one-year contract with the Cardinals in March, he relayed that the most recent ailment was "completely healed." In the previous two offseasons, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim inked Karlos Dansby and Antonio Cromartie to such prove-it deals, which they were able to parlay into significant paydays after productive seasons. Only 27 years old and a 2010 first-round pick, Weatherspoon's background indicates that his best years could be in front of him, if he avoids the injury bug.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (11)
1 year ago

Weatherspoon said that his Achilles is "completely healed" during Wednesday's introductory news conference with the Cardinals, Darren Urban of the team's official website reports.

During a recent evaluation with the doctor who performed his Achilles surgery, Weatherspoon was given the all clear from the ruptured tendon that wiped out his 2014 season, his fifth and final with the Falcons. Injuries have hindered him throughout his career, but he does have a 113-tackle campaign to his name during his sole complete campaign in 2011. As a Cardinal, he offers enough versatility to help out at both inside and outside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (11)
1 year ago

Weatherspoon is slated to sign a one-year, four million dollar contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Weatherspoon missed the entire 2014 campaign after tearing his Achilles last June, which followed a number of maladies during the 2013 season. Nonetheless, the 2010 first-round pick has proven plenty talented when healthy and the Cardinals have shown few reservations about signing formerly injury-prone players in years past. In Weatherspoon's only full NFL season back in 2011, he registered an excellent 115 tackles and four sacks, which offers nice upside for the Cardinals linebacking corp heading into next season.