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56 Sean Weatherspoon OLB

Atlanta Falcons

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Sean Weatherspoon out for season
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Falcons announced Tuesday that linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss the entire 2014 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon during a workout.

"During Sean's run today with our medical staff, he suffered an injury," coach Mike Smith said in a statement. "We sent Sean to the doctor for some additional testing and evaluation and unfortunately the results showed that he ruptured his Achilles tendon. Sean had been working extremely hard to get back on the field, but regrettably he will miss the entire 2014 season. He will have a procedure done in the near future and we expect him to make a full recovery."

Weatherspoon is entering the final year of his contract and will be a free agent after this year.

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Sean Weatherspoon pumped about Falcons' additions
by Larry Hartstein |

Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon recorded 211 tackles and seven sacks in 2011-12 before getting 38 stops and no sacks in an injury-plagued 2013 season. Weatherspoon, 26, told that the team's offseason moves, especially the signing of nose tackle Paul Soliai, will make his job a lot easier.

"Bringing in somebody of that caliber, I've seen him over the years and the way he's been playing,'' Weatherspoon said of Soliai. "He's a big guy and real big for run-stopping. He'll whip up on the center, and that's the apex of the offense. So I think that's something that can be great.

"We signed all our defensive tackles back from last year [Jonathan Babineaux, Corey Peters, Peria Jerry]. Bringing those three guys back along with [Soliai] and bringing a big guy on the outside in [defensive end] Tyson Jackson ... they made some moves, man. It's definitely saying that we're active and we want to turn things around."

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Two Falcons ruled out Week 17
by Chris Cwik |

Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers and LB Sean Weatherspoon have been ruled out Week 17.

Rodgers has been unable to come back from a concussion. Weatherspoon is dealing with a knee injury, and has not practiced this week.

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Sean Weatherspoon unable to go
by Larry Hartstein |

Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who's been limited to seven games this year, did not participate in Wednesday's walkthrough due to a knee injury. His status for Sunday's finale vs. Carolina is uncertain at best.

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Falcons reveal Week 16 inactives
by Larry Hartstein |

Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (knee) heads the Falcons' list of Week 16 inactives. Also sitting out Monday at San Francisco are rookie wideout Darius Johnson (ankle), safety Zeke Motta (hand, neck), running back Josh Vaughan, offensive tackles Terren Jones and Sean Locklear, and defensive tackle Travian Robertson.

Limited to seven games, Weatherspoon has 38 tackles and an interception.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010Atlanta Falcons114234.081000.0001
2011Atlanta Falcons1611582.0334000.0008
2012Atlanta Falcons139570.0253166.0604
2013Atlanta Falcons73826.012017171.07112
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010Atlanta Falcons1100000000
2011Atlanta Falcons1600001010
2012Atlanta Falcons1300101010
2013Atlanta Falcons700000000
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