Report: Will Witherspoon has talked to Falcons, Rams

AP

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 has 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.

8 responses to “Report: Will Witherspoon has talked to Falcons, Rams

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

  5. 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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