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Sean Weatherspoon Injury: Falcons Linebacker Out At Least 8 Weeks

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 08: Sean Weatherspoon #56 of the Atlanta Falcons prepares for a play by the New Orleans Saints during a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 8, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Atlanta Falcons 23-17. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) | Getty
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons have placed linebacker Sean Weatherspoon on injured reserve-designated to return, meaning he will be out a minimum of eight weeks.

The announcement Tuesday comes one day after the Falcons placed two other starters, defensive end Kroy Biermann and fullback Bradie Ewing, on injured reserve with season-ending injuries from a win over St. Louis.

Weatherspoon sustained a foot injury in Sunday's game and didn't return. While the team didn't specify the specifics of his injury, it was clearly serious with the Falcons opting to use a special one-time-only provision of injured reserve, which allows the linebacker o return to practice in six weeks and rejoin the roster in Week 11.

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