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Atlanta Falcons lose Sean Weatherspoon for 2014 NFL season


If the Cincinnati Bengals want to stick to walk-throughs and film study for the rest of their OTAs, I'm not complaining.

The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday that linebacker Sean Lee was having surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered in an OTA practice. He wan't the only game-changing LB to be lost for the year.

The Atlanta Falcons announced Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles tendon and will miss the 2014 season, the team announced today. Weatherspoon was working with the Falcons medical staff when the injury occurred.

"During Sean’s run today with our medical staff, he suffered an injury," head coach Mike Smith said. "We sent Sean to the doctor for some additional testing and evaluation and unfortunately the results showed that he ruptured his Achilles tendon. Sean had been working extremely hard to get back on the field, but regrettably he will miss the entire 2014 season. He will have a procedure done in the near future and we expect him to make a full recovery."

It's the same injury Leon Hall has suffered twice, though his injuries came in games. It's hard ot imagine how Weatherspoon

In four years with the Falcons, Weatherspoon has only made it through an entire season once. The 2010 first-round pick played in the 2013 season opener, but later suffered a foot injury that cost him nine games last season. Weatherspoon also missed three games in 2012 due to a foot injury.