Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (5)
3 weeks ago

The Falcons signed Weatherspoon to a contract Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a torn Achilles suffered last October limited Weatherspoon to just four games in 2016, the veteran linebacker wasn't able to secure a contract during the offseason. Now apparently back to full strength, Weatherspoon will offer Atlanta additional depth at the second level in his third stint with the club. With rookie Duke Riley (knee) set to undergo surgery, Weatherspoon could see regular work on running downs.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (5)
1 year ago

Weatherspoon (achilles) has been placed on the injured reserve.

EDGE Analysis

Weatherspoon was placed on the injured reserve after rupturing his right achilles in Week 4's win over Carolina. The Falcons have signed AJ Hawk to attempt to fill Weatherspoon's shoes at linebacker.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (5)
1 year ago

Weatherspoon (achilles) will miss the remainder of the 2016 season, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

A Monday morning MRI discovered the worst case scenario for Weatherspoon, a ruptured achilles, and it has now been determined that his recovery process will not be complete until at least the end of the season. The veteran was third on the team with 27 tackles when he exited Sunday's game, so the Falcons will now face the task of replacing his production in the linebacker corps.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (5)
1 year ago

Weatherspoon ruptured his right achilles in Sunday's win over Carolina, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weatherspoon suffered a similar injury prior to the 2014 campaign that forced him to miss the entire season, so this is is not the diagnosis the Falcons were hoping for when Weatherspoon left Week 4's game early with a lower leg injury. A timetable for his recovery has yet to be released, but missing the rest of the 2016 season seems like a very legitimate possibility.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (5)
1 year ago

Weatherspoon left Sunday's game in the second half after suffering a calf/achilles injury, Vaughn Mcclure of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weatherspoon was originally listed as questionable to return but never re-entered the game. He finished with four tackles on the afternoon.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (5)
1 year ago

Weatherspoon recorded 10 tackles Monday against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Weatherspoon now has 19 tackles over his last two games, and is off to a great start in a category he's never surpassed 115 in his six-year career. In his first term with the Falcons, he also intercepted seven passes in his last two full seasons with the team, so it's possible that he moves himself into consideration as fantasy owners if he can string together a couple more solid performances.

Sean Weatherspoon
LB ATL (5)
2 years 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 (5)
2 years 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 (5)
2 years 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 (5)
2 years 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.