• Falcons need Weatherspoon back to tighten run D

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Nov 23, 2012
    “This is just my coming back to work suit,” said Weatherspoon, who missed the last three games. “That’s all that it is Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon hopes to be cleared to play after practicing on Wednesday for the first time in three weeks. But the news wasn’t as good on linebacker Sean Weatherspoon . Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who is also coming back from an ankle injury, did not practice because of an illness. “But we’re very optimistic in what he’s done in his rehabilitation and doing what he needs to do to get back out there.’’ Weatherspoon has missed the past three games with an ankle injury, and Atlanta’s defense particularly the run defense has struggled without him. “This running team that we’re getting ready to face is doing a great job,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who is battling a right ankle injury, returned to practice on Thursday. As the 49ers and Saints get ready to play Sunday, let’s keep in mind that Gregg Williams’ infamous speech came on the eve of last season’s playoff game against the 49ers and several San Francisco players were mentioned in unflattering ways.
    • Around the NFC South

      First off, a reminder that there will be no NFC South chat this week. Now, let’s move onto a quick run through the headlines from around the division. ATLANTA FALCONS The injury news was mixed out of Thursday’s practice. Receiver Julio Jones (ankle) r
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Falcons WR Jones (ankle) limited in practice

      Receiver Julio Jones was limited in his return to practice Thursday for the Atlanta Falcons.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Atlanta Falcons: Julio Jones returned to practice; Weatherspoon out with illness

      081612 ATLANTA: Atlanta Falcons (20) Brent Grimes (from left), (11) Julio Jones and (32) Jacquizz Rodgers exit the tunnel and take the field to warmup for their preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Thursday, Au…
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    • Falcons' Weatherspoon practices; Jones sits

      Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon hopes to be cleared to play after practicing on Wednesday for the first time in three weeks.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Sean Weatherspoon returning to practice, says he’ll play

      The Falcons are apparently getting a boost to their defense when they need it the most. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is returning to practice today, and said he plans to play…
    • Smith: Weatherspoon to practice soon

      TAMPA, Fla. -- He was guarded, as always, when talking about injuries. But Atlanta coach Mike Smith expressed pretty strong optimism that outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will be able to resume practicing this week. It could even come Wednesday, but…
      Source: ESPN.com

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