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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 solo.

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.

In addition, NFL.com has reported that running back Steven Jackson is considered week to week with a thigh injury. Jackson was also hurt during Sunday's game against the Rams.

09/17 14:18:30 ET