Sean Weatherspoon has signed with the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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 is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Arizona 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 is listed as inactive Sunday at Detroit, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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.
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