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Report: Will Witherspoon has talked to Falcons, Rams

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A free agent linebacker with more than 150 regular season starts has reportedly been in touch with a pair of NFC clubs.

Will Witherspoon, who played 16 games for St. Louis a season ago, has had contact with the Rams and Falcons, according to NBC affiliate WJHG-TV in Panama City, Florida. According to a story posted on the station’s website Wednesday, Witherspoon hasĀ discussed a deal with both teams, he indicated last week.

The 33-year-old Witherspoon was primarily a reserve for St. Louis last season, recording 12 tackles. Witherspoon, who played high school football in Panama City, told WJHG-TV he wants to play in 2014.

The 6-foot-1, 242-pound Witherspoon would likely again play outside linebacker in St. Louis, which employs a 4-3 scheme. In Atlanta, Witherspoon could figure as an inside linebacker in the team’s base 3-4 defense.

The Falcons lost an expected starter at inside linebacker when Sean Weatherspoon suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in June. They later added ex-Texan Tim Dobbins to bolster their depth at the position.

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8 Responses to “Report: Will Witherspoon has talked to Falcons, Rams”
  1. deeroi says: Jul 3, 2014 11:47 PM

    Bring Witherspoon back to St. Louis he is a veteran who can help guide our young linebackers and he can play all 3 LB positions. He is a fan favorite and I really hope to see him in a horned helmet.

  2. ferragamo420 says: Jul 4, 2014 3:03 AM

    Spoon man you were fast strong and reliable but now just a liability. Cost the rams first four games with dunbarr out. Let ray ray play!!

  3. bucsorbust says: Jul 4, 2014 5:38 AM

    The Falcons are done. Still grabbing at straws a months after losing a guy. Huge holes all over this team. Quack quack. Falcons lay an egg.

  4. gtskyrider says: Jul 4, 2014 6:30 AM

    I’m shocked the Cowboys didn’t consider bringing him in as insurance.

  5. atlfan31833 says: Jul 4, 2014 9:13 AM

    If you think the Falcons are done then you don’t know football!!

  6. jimmyjames65 says: Jul 5, 2014 10:00 AM

    Why? The Cowboys traded a sixth for Rolando McClain. LOL

  7. unstoppable3288 says: Jul 6, 2014 4:58 PM

    He did not play well when he played last year, but the leadership and experience is valuable. Bring him back stl

  8. 80blackbart says: Jul 7, 2014 5:20 PM

    No thanks the Rams don’t need him. He wasn’t needed after the first 4 games last year and their young LB crew can make 12 tackles.

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