VIDEO: Weatherspoon to miss 2014 season

12:26 pm Jun. 11, 2014

Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles tendon on Tuesday and will miss the 2014 season. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and CineSport’s Justin Shackil discuss the injury & recap the Falcons’ OTAs. 

PHASE THREE OF OFFSEASON PROGRAM

–Today, June 11 – OTA No. 8.

–Thursday, June 12 – OTA No. 9.

–Friday, June 13 – OTA No. 10.

–Monday, June 16 – Physicals.

–Tuesday, June 17 — Day One: Mandatory minicamp (5 practices over three days)

–Wednesday, June

What’s next for the Falcons at linebacker?

7:24 am Jun. 11, 2014

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.

Now, all three of the starting linebackers for the Falcons in the NFC championship game against San Francisco after the 2012 season, are out of the lineup. Akeem Dent lost his job during last season and Stephen Nicholas

What’s next for Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon?

7:10 am Jun. 11, 2014

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

Injury update: Jones, Weatherspoon and Motta

10:42 am May. 18, 2014

By Michael Cunningham

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons coach Mike Smith said wide receiver Julio Jones and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon are unlikely to participate in any of the team’s activities before the start of training camp.

Smith said neither Jones (foot) nor Weatherspoon (knee) would be “doing a whole lot” in the offseason conditioning program or the full-team minicamp scheduled to begin later this month.

“Our focus is strictly on getting them ready to go for

Video: Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon only ’80 percent’ four months after knee injury

1:27 pm Apr. 23, 2014

Watch the video to hear Sean Weatherspoon’s update on his health, his thoughts on coach Mike Smith’s emphasis on toughness, his impression of potential draft picks and which Falcons player he thinks is due for a big season.

FLOWERY BRANCH –Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon met with reporters today at the team facility and said he still hasn’t been cleared for team workouts more than four months after suffering a knee injury.

“I