- 7:10 am Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons linebacker Weatherspoon, the team’s first-round pick in the 2010 draft (19th overall), was headed into a contract season before rupturing his Achilles tendon while running with the training staff on Tuesday.
Weatherspoon, 26, was coming off a tough campaign in 2013. The 6-foot, 1-inch and 241-pound linebacker, spent part of the season on injured reserve/designated to return with a foot injury before making it back, only to exit again with a knee injury.
After the surgery, Weatherspoon faces a long recovery period.
“For him to go back to being an inside linebacker, he’s going to be out closer to four or five [More]