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Sean Weatherspoon

28-Year-Old Linebacker – Atlanta Falcons

2015 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Sean Weatherspoon in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2016 ADP:

Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 244   DOB: 12/29/1987  College: Missouri  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Sean Weatherspoon Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Falcons in March of 2016.

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Weatherspoon has signed with the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Sean Weatherspoon NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 22 Atl 11 42 34 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 23 Atl 16 113 80 33 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2012 24 Atl 13 95 70 25 3 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 25 Atl 7 38 26 12 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 27 Ari 14 11 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Sean Weatherspoon – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Outside Linebacker
  1. Philip Wheeler
  2. Deion Jones
  3. Sean Weatherspoon
Atlanta Falcons

Snap Count Stats

126

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Sean Weatherspoon was on the field for 126 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

111

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Sean Weatherspoon was on the field for 111 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 391 30
2015 126 111
Sean Weatherspoon 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Phi
2 @NYG 18 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Dal 9 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Hou
5 Was
6 @NO
7 @Ten
8 TB 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @SF
10 Ind 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Min 17 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @TB 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Car
14 @Jax 10 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Car 14 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NO 12 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Sean Weatherspoon
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Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   244 lbs
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Sean Weatherspoon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Weatherspoon is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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Weatherspoon is listed as inactive Sunday at Detroit, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Weatherspoon (hamstring) made his Cardinals debut Thursday at Denver, accruing three solo tackles.

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Weatherspoon (hamstring) fully practiced Tuesday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Weatherspoon (hamstring) was a limited participant at Monday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Making his long-awaited return to drills, Weatherspoon wouldn't commit to suiting up for the final preseason game Thursday at Denver, stating, "I feel I have time to be ready." An appearance would likely go a long way in appeasing the mind of head coach Bruce Arians, but Weatherspoon isn't incorrect with nearly two weeks remaining before the Cardinals open the regular season on Sept. 13 against the Saints. If Weatherspoon is unable to do so, Kevin Minter and Kenny Demens would likely hold down the two spots at inside linebacker.
Weatherspoon (hamstring) isn't expected to suit up Sunday at Oakland, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Head coach Bruce Arians is hopeful that Weatherspoon (hamstring) can return to practice next week, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Weatherspoon was tabbed with making the defensive play calls early during the offseason program, but a hamstring injury has ailed him since the outset of training camp. His return would provide a welcome relief at inside linebacker, which only one other player, safety Deone Bucannon, mans effectively in the mind of Arians. Meanwhile, depending on when Weatherspoon returns, he could achieve active status for the third preseason game on Sunday, Aug. 30 at Oakland.
Weatherspoon (hamstring), who was limited in practice Tuesday, suffered a setback after the hamstring grabbed and he could miss an additional week, the Cardinals' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for Sean Weatherspoon.

2015

Weatherspoon will aim to become the Karlos Dansby or Antonio Cromartie of 2015: the veteran looking to turn around his career on a one-year, prove-it deal with the Cardinals. The oft-injured Weatherspoon has dealt with an array of ailments throughout his five-year career, including a torn Achilles last June that erased the 2014 season. However, if he follows in the footsteps of Dansby and Cromartie with a bounce-back campaign, Weatherspoon will have every opportunity to do so with a vacancy at inside linebacker next to Kevin Minter. Keep in mind that Weatherspoon's sole injury-free season, 2011, produced 113 tackles (80 solo) and four sacks across 16 games.

2014

Weatherspoon has always shown big upside in coverage and as a blitzer, but durability issues have prevented him from capitalizing on his talents in his first four years. Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles in June and will miss the entire 2014 season.

2013

An ankle injury derailed a potentially productive 2012 for Weatherspoon, and if he stays healthy for 16 games, he should easily get to 100 tackles and offers more pass-rushing and turnover potential than most linebackers. Weatherspoon has seven sacks the last two years despite missing three games, and he also defended 12 passes over those 29 games. Weatherspoon has the athleticism to continue developing as a pass rusher while pulling in a few of those defended passes as interceptions.

2012

Weatherspoon started to fulfill his potential as a first-round pick for Atlanta last year, finishing with 115 tackles, which tied for 13th in the league. He will more than likely breeze past those numbers in 2012, though, because former teammate Curtis Lofton left the Falcons in free agency, leaving a 147-tackle void in the Atlanta defense. Although he’s not as established as many top IDPs, Weatherspoon’ ceiling is probably second only to that of Patrick Willis. Weatherspoon is an athletic and disruptive playmaker who can make an impact in coverage and as a pass rusher, too. Despite playing in a strictly 4-3 alignment last year, Weatherspoon managed to finish with four sacks. An improvement in that category would not surprise given that the Falcons figure to run some 3-4 looks under the watch of new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, which should leave Atlanta more free to call blitzes for Weatherspoon.

2011

Ankle and knee injuries disrupted Weatherspoon’s development as a rookie and limited him to only 11 games, but the 2010 first-round pick looked good before the bad luck struck. As a Day 1 starter at outside linebacker, Weatherspoon opened the season with 24 tackles (22 solo) and one sack in his first three starts. Weatherspoon is an aggressive and athletic linebacker who figures to hit the ground running in 2011, making him a good risk in fantasy drafts.

2010

Weatherspoon studied both strongside and weakside linebacker positions during camp and will likely open the season backing up both starters, Stephen Nicholas and Mike Peterson. Peterson is 34 and the torch will be passed to Weatherspoon at season's end or sooner if Weatherspoon becomes the playmaker the Falcons hope he can.