Former 1st-round pick Sean Weatherspoon returns to Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) – Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is returning to the Atlanta Falcons after spending his first four seasons with the team.

The Falcons have agreed to terms with Weatherspoon, who played in 14 games with Arizona in 2015. He was Atlanta’s first-round draft pick in 2010. Terms were not immediately available.

Weatherspoon was recovering from a foot injury when he ruptured his Achilles tendon and missed the 2014 season. He played a full 16 games in only one season, 2011, when he had 80 tackles and a career-high four sacks.

Weatherspoon was the 19th overall pick from Missouri in 2010. He started 41 games in his first four seasons and had 288 tackles with eight sacks and two interceptions. He had 11 tackles as a backup with the Cardinals last season.