National Football League
              === Falcons place Weatherspoon on recallable IR ===
 Flowery  Branch,  GA (Sports Network)  - The Atlanta Falcons placed linebacker
 Sean Weatherspoon on injured reserve-designated to return on Tuesday.
 Weatherspoon  suffered  a foot sprain  during Sunday's  31-24 win over the St.
 Louis Rams.
 In  two  games this season, Weatherspoon  has tallied 13 tackles, including 10
 Weatherspoon  was selected by the Falcons in the first round (19th overall) of
 the  2010  NFL Draft out  of Missouri. He has  complied 306 tackles (218 solo)
 with  eight sacks,  two fumble  recoveries, one  forced fumble  and 13  passes
 defensed in three-plus seasons in Atlanta.
 The  Falcons added  a pair  of  veteran linebackers  in an  attempt to  offset
 Weatherspoon's loss, signing both Jamar Chaney and Omar Gaither.
 Chaney  started  23 games, including  all 16 in  2011, over three seasons with
 Philadelphia,  but was  released  by  the Eagles  in  August. The  26-year-old
 recorded  24  tackles and one pass  defensed in 14 contests, while making five
 starts, last year.
 Gaither  owns  seven years of NFL  experience and appeared in seven games with
 four  starts for Oakland last season, finishing with 14 tackles. He was let go
 by the Raiders during final preseason cuts.
 Atlanta  also promoted  fullback Patrick  DiMarco from  the practice  squad to
 replace  Bradie  Ewing,  who  sustained a  season-ending  shoulder  separation
 against the Rams and was placed on IR Monday.
 09/17 16:23:45 ET