According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons have agreed in principle to a five-year contract with 1st round pick linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. Weatherspoon, a linebacker from the University of Missouri, is set to sign the deal before the 7PM team meeting this evening and will be on the practice field tomorrow morning.
Weatherspoon started four years at Missouri, one of only four true freshmen to play for the Tigers in 2006, and was named the team’s Special Teams Player of the year that year. As a sophomore he earned All-Big-12 honors and he finished his career with the 2nd most tackles in school history. Weatherspoon’s natural position is weak side linebacker and the Falcons love his athleticism.