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Falcons activate Sean Weatherspoon, place Sam Baker on IR

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vick spins away from Atlanta Falcons defender Weatherspoon during the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Philadelphia Reuters

The Falcons welcomed back one injured player on Tuesday while they were saying goodbye to another.

The team announced that linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has been activated from injured reserve. He was placed on the list with the designation to return in September because of a foot injury. This week’s game against the Buccaneers is the first that Weatherspoon, who returned to practice last week, is eligible to play. Weatherspoon’s injury was one of many that helped sink the Falcons before the end of the first half.

Left tackle Sam Baker won’t have the chance to return from his trip to the injured reserve. Baker landed there on Tuesday as a result of a knee injury and coach Mike Smith said he’ll have a procedure on the knee this week. Lamar Holmes will likely be the starting left tackle the rest of the way for Atlanta.

The team released veteran linebacker Thomas Howard, who played two games with them after signing as a free agent last month. The Falcons have one more roster spot open after Tuesday’s moves.

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5 Responses to “Falcons activate Sean Weatherspoon, place Sam Baker on IR”
  1. robrocker1959 says: Nov 12, 2013 6:15 PM

    Noooooo!
    Falcons don’t do it. Don’t risk the 1st pick in the draft. We are almost there. I want Jadavion Clowney. The best we can do the rest of the way is 4-12. Don’t screw up the chance to get a difference maker at DE

  2. jason1980 says: Nov 12, 2013 6:23 PM

    Wow…the Falcants……ok. To bad it doesn’t really matter.

  3. titansbro says: Nov 12, 2013 6:34 PM

    Sorry #1 still going to the jags. Worry not, they will draft some QB #1 & regret it by seasons end.

  4. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 12, 2013 6:56 PM

    The Steelers are greatness.

    And we march.

    10-2 continues.

    Jealous is in the air.

  5. mrlaloosh says: Nov 12, 2013 7:02 PM

    Irrelevant Falcons. Who cares. Most overhyped team this year. Back where they belong, fighting the Bucs for the basement.

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