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Cardinals LB Sean Weatherspoon looks to rebound from injury
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(3/25/15) Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon was signed by the Cardinals in free agency this offseason. He has high hopes that he'll rebound after rupturing his achilles tendon in 2014 while with the Falcons, according to the team's official website.
“Once it happened, I figured I’d come back from this,” Weatherspoon said. “That’s what I told myself when I was sitting there down and out looking at everything that was happening. I was down, but I was ultimately thinking about the comeback.”
In addition to missing all of the 2014 season, the 27-year-old missed all but seven games in 2013. The linebacker is optimistic that the time off could benefit him on the field.
“Mike Peterson played linebacker in the league for a long time, and he was a guy who took me under his wing in my rookie year in the league,” Weatherspoon said. “He would come out and he would make some plays, and I’d be like, ‘Man, how you still do that after so much time off and not even being the starter anymore, but you’re still able to just go out there and make it happen?’ He said, ‘It’s just like riding a bike.’
“I just have to get back to practicing a little bit more and being on that steady routine, but I definitely think it saved my legs being off of them for the past two years. I’m just looking forward to going out there and trying to reestablish myself as being the player that I am.”
In four years with the Falcons, Weatherspoon recorded 290 total tackles, eight sacks, 15 passes defensed, two interceptions and one forced fumble.
Cardinals ink Mike Iupati, Corey Peters, Sean Weatherspoon
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(3/11/15) The Cardinals announced the signings of three key free agents: guard Mike Iupati (five years), defensive tackle Corey Peters (three years) and linebacker Sean Weatherpoon (one year).
Iupati made the Pro Bowl the past three years with San Francisco. Peters and Weatherspoon come over from the Falcons. Weatherspoon recorded two seasons of 100-plus tackles in his first four years before spending last season on IR with an Achilles injury.
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Report: Sean Weatherspoon to sign one-year deal with Cardinals
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/9/15) Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will reportedly sign a one-year deal with the Cardinals when the league year begins Tuesday, according to Yahoo Sports.
Weatherspoon, who was choosing between Arizona and the Saints, totaled 38 tackles and one interception in 2013 with the Falcons before missing the entire 2014 season with an Achilles injury. The deal is reportedly worth $4 million, according to FOXSports.com.
Report: Cardinals offering Falcons' Weatherspoon 2-year deal
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/9/15) The Cardinals offered Falcons outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon a two-year deal worth $3-4 million per season, according to a report from ESPN.com.
Weatherspoon is expected to hit the market and leave Atlanta. He's reportedly choosing between the Saints and the Cardinals. The Falcons have previously said they wanted to bring Weatherspoon back.
Weatherspoon suffered an Achilles tear last year and missed the entire 2014 season. When healthy, Weatherspoon was one of the Falcons' best defenders. from 2009-2013, Weathersponed has totaled 290 tackles and eight sacks.
Report: Sean Weatherspoon to choose between Saints and Cardinals
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/8/15) Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is reportedly down to two teams in his choice for next season, the Saints and Cardinals, according to Pro Football Talk.
Weatherspoon missed all of 2014 after suffering a ruptured Achilles in the offseason. He played just seven games in 2013 with the Falcons, totaling 38 tackles and one interception.
|Sean Weatherspoon is a terrific talent, but keeping him on the field has been a problem for the Falcons. He missed nine matchups last year and three the year before that. Obviously his numbers took a hit because of his lack of participation, and his skills could follow suit. Weatherspoon didn't even have a sack last season. It is believed that Weatherspoon will move inside in the Falcons' new 3-4 scheme and therefore be more of a tackle contributor than anything else. He can do that, but concerns about him being on the field for 16 games put a cap on his Fantasy potential. Weatherspoon is worth a mid- to late-round choice but we like teammate Paul Worrilow better in leagues that count tackles.
(Updated 4/29/14) |