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Sean Weatherspoon

Sean Weatherspoon - #56 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 244 lbs.
Birthday 12/29/1987
Birthplace Jasper, TX
College Missouri
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 1st round, 19th pick by Falcons

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Scout's Notebook: Falcons WLB Sean Weatherspoon

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down Falcons WLB Sean Weatherspoon, whom he views as overrated.

Key matchup: Bucs RB Doug Martin vs. Falcons run defense

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 7 p.m. ET
We look ahead to Sunday’s game in Tampa, when the Falcons’ run defense will get its first look at Doug Martin, in today’s Key Matchup.

Backs have little room to run against Falcons

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
OLB Sean Weatherspoon's improvement this season has helped the Falcons' stout run defense.

Falcons LB Weatherspoon making strides

Posted Oct. 23, 2011 @ 2:28 a.m. ET
The Falcons are far from satisfied with their overall defensive performance, but one encouraging sign has been the play of Sean Weatherspoon.

Falcons counting on more from Weatherspoon

Posted May 20, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
We hear the Falcons believe they were a better, more active defense early in the 2010 season when SLB Sean Weatherspoon was healthy and they expect he'll provide more of a boost in Year Two.

Falcons’ Peterson: Weatherspoon has raw talent

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
While injuries hampered Sean Weatherspoon during his first season, veteran teammate Mike Peterson told PFW he's been impressed by the flashes he's seen from the rookie.

Versatile Zuttah playing key role for Buccaneers

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
With his ability to play multiple positions on the offensive line, Jeremy Zuttah has been a valuable backup for Tampa Bay, and he'll move to right guard to replace the injured Davin Joseph this week, according to NFC South ...

Weatherspoon's recovery taking longer than expected

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
The Falcons will not rush rookie OLB Sean Weatherspoon back from a knee injury, even though a source said they were ecstatic with his play early in the season.

Falcons CB Robinson also suffered concussion on hit

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Falcons CB Dunta Robinson has a concussion following his helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles WR DeSean Jackson on Sunday. The collision knocked both players out of the game.

Strong side could be home for Falcons’ Weatherspoon

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Word is the Falcons are leaning toward starting first-round pick Sean Weatherspoon at strong-side linebacker.

Falcons agree to terms with Weatherspoon

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Falcons rookie OLB Sean Weatherspoon will be reporting to training camp on Friday with a five-year contract.

Falcons preparing Weatherspoon to play strong- and weak-side ’backer

Posted June 16, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
Falcons first-round pick Sean Weatherspoon has drawn positive reviews from coaches and observers through OTAs and minicamps, and it appears that, at the minimum, he'll be involved in the team's nickel package on defense.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 21, 2012
Atlanta receiver Julio Jones and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon are active for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay after being limited in practice because of ankle injuries.||||||| Weatherspoon returns for the first time since spraining his right ankle four weeks ago at Philadelphia.
Posted Nov. 01, 2012
Weatherspoon, one of the leaders of the Atlanta Falcons' defense, will miss Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys with a right ankle injury.||||||| Weatherspoon, second on the team in tackles and sacks, injured the ankle in Sunday's 30-17 win at Philadelphia.
Posted Oct. 03, 2010
Weatherspoon was active after being questionable because of a knee injury.||||||| Weatherspoon missed four games with a sprained right knee.

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