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Falcons announce Sean Weatherspoon will miss this week


The Falcons will be without one of their best defensive players when try to stay undefeated Sunday against the Cowboys, as Falcons coach Mike Smith announced Sean Weatherspoon would be out this week because of an ankle injury.

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Akeem Dent will replace Weatherspoon in the starting lineup.

Dent plays the middle when the Falcons line up in their base defense, but said sliding outside wouldn’t be an issue.

“It’s no different for me,” Dent said. “I always watch Sean when he’s in there. I’m getting mental reps if I’m not in the game or in practice.”

Weatherspoon sprained his ankle (low, not high) last week against the Eagles, and hasn’t practiced this week.

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4 Responses to “Falcons announce Sean Weatherspoon will miss this week”
  1. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 1, 2012 4:21 PM

    thats one less defensive player Romo can throw a interception too

  2. haymaster says: Nov 1, 2012 4:46 PM

    hmmm.. So we now have Dent, Peterson, Nichols, and? Where is the depth? Just askin

  3. chc4 says: Nov 1, 2012 4:53 PM

    haymaster — We almost always play with 5 DBs on the field which means 2 LBs needed. Still not much depth though.

  4. nygdriveforfive says: Nov 1, 2012 7:13 PM

    I wanted the Giants to draft this guy real bad! He is a complete LB. Sean being out this game makes me feel even better about picking the Cowboys to beat the falcons this week in my work pool. I know it seems unlikely but I got a feeling the cowboys pull the upset. Might even place a friendly wager with my unfriendly “guy”.

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