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Will Witherspoon

34-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Will Witherspoon in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2014 ADP:

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HT: 6' 1"   WT: 233   DOB: 8/19/1980  College: Georgia  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Will Witherspoon Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Rams in July of 2013.

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Witherspoon (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

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Will Witherspoon 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
2007 26 16 - 110 - 7 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2008 27 16 - 72 - 1 - 1 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 28 11 - 58 - 1 - 1 1 - 0 - - - -
2010 29 Ten 16 91 62 29 3 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 30 Ten 16 54 40 14 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2012 31 Ten 14 45 28 17 1 2 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 0
2013 32 StL 16 13 12 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Will Witherspoon – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

136

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Will Witherspoon was on the field for 136 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

141

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Will Witherspoon was on the field for 141 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 388 147
2013 136 141
Will Witherspoon 2013 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

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Will Witherspoon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Witherspoon (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

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Witherspoon (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, the team's official Twitter feed reports.

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Head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed that Witherspoon will start at weakside linebacker while Jo-Lonn Dunbar is suspended for the first four weeks of the season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas reports.

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Following the suspension of Jo-Lonn Dunbar for the first four games of the season, Witherspoon figures to be the frontrunner to take his place at weakside linebacker, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Witherspoon officially signed with the Rams on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Witherspoon is a candidate to sign with the Rams before the beginning of training camp, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Witherspoon recorded five total tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

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Witherspoon (hamstring) will play Sunday in Miami.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Will Witherspoon.

2013

Witherspoon will provide some much-needed veteran support at linebacker, but with Alec Ogletree now projected as the starter on the weak side, he likely won't replicate his 47 tackles, interception and sack from 2012.

2011

The Titans have a ton of prospects at linebacker, and so Witherspoon isn’t guaranteed to emerge as a starter, but he should hold off the youngsters for at least this year. And with last year’s leading tackler Stephen Tulloch off to Detroit, there should be more opportunities for Witherspoon in 2011. Witherspoon has shown a well-rounded skill set against the run, in coverage and as a blitzer, so he’s someone who could move up the IDP list as long as he gets snaps in Tennessee.

2009

With the arrival of James Lauriniatis to man the MLB spot Witherspoon now gets to move back to the weakside spot he is better suited for. He registed over 110 tackles from the weakside just two years ago and with improvements along the club's interior line we don't see any reason why Witherspoon can't get back to posting those types of numbers and becoming a legit IDP option in all league formats.

2008

Witherspoon turned in his third triple-digit tackle season over the last four campaigns in 2007. He finished with 110 stops (three shy of his career high) and seven sacks. Those sacks were more than double his previous career high of three, which was set in 2004 and matched in 2006. The Rams' defense was bad last season, which meant that Witherspoon had to carry a heavy load and received a lot of attention from opposing teams. The unit should be better this season, especially on the defensive line, where a lot is expected from first-round draft pick Chris Long and Leonard Little will return from an injury-shortened 2007 campaign. That might cut down Witherspoon’s sack opportunities, but conversely, it could allow him to focus more on making tackles as a linebacker. Witherspoon is 28 this season and should be at or near his physical peak.

2007

Witherspoon returns for his second full season in St. Louis after an impressive 2006 which saw him register 102 solo tackles, three sacks, and nine passes defensed. If the defensive tackle situation improves in St. Louis Witherspoon could improve on those numbers in 2007.

2006

Forget last year’s down year for Witherspoon. As a small linebacker (6-1, 231), he relies on scampering through traffic and his great range and motor to get the job done. He strained his LCL early last year, and while he missed just one game, his mobility and performance were clearly affected. He’ll get to start 2006 healthy, however. Even better, he’s moved to St. Louis to become the Rams middle linebacker. Witherspoon was long an unsung hero for Carolina, since he could slide from the weak side to the middle whenever Dan Morgan got hurt, which was quite often. Witherspoon excelled in those games. Despite this defense’s deficiencies, it has a solid pair of tackles in LaRoi Glover and Jimmy Kennedy. They’ll need to keep blockers off Witherspoon for him to be successful. He’ll also benefit if this defense continues to have trouble getting off the field. Now permanently in the middle, he should return to averaging more than five solo tackles per game. He ranked fifth in overall fantasy points in 2004 with 85 solos, three sacks and four picks. With the nice tackle base from playing in the middle and a tradition of prolific playmaking (he’s missed having both a sack and an interception only once in his career, as a rookie) we’re looking for a return to prominence from Witherspoon.

2005

Witherspoon led the Panthers in tackles in 2004 with 103. He also forced three fumbles and picked four interceptions and led a strong linebacking crew in a makeshift defense. The Panthers have added secondary help in the offseason, so Witherspoon's numbers might come down just a bit this season.

2003

Witherspoon's a bit of a trivia question answer: Who starts alongside the more notable Dan Morgan and Mark Fields? Witherspoon deserves some attention for a rookie campaign of 50 solo tackles, a forced fumble and five passes defended in 15 games (eight starts). A full season of starting could see those numbers grow to fantasy-viable levels, although a healthy Dan Morgan could impinge somewhat.