Washington's uncertainty muddles Cardinals' ILB picture
APR 24, 12:54p ET | Craig Morgan
Rotowire: Mar 11 / 2:40p ET
News: Weatherspoon said that his Achilles is "completely healed" during Wednesday's introductory news conference with the Cardinals, Darren Urban of the team's official website reports.
Impact: During a recent evaluation with the doctor who performed his Achilles surgery, Weatherspoon was given the all clear from the ruptured tendon that wiped out his 2014 season, his fifth and final with the Falcons. Injuries have hindered him throughout his career, but he does have a 113-tackle campaign to his name during his sole complete campaign in 2011. As a Cardinal, he offers enough versatility to help out at both inside and outside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme.
Rotowire: Mar 9 / 8:31a ET
News: Weatherspoon (Achilles) is slated to sign a one-year, $4 million contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Weatherspoon missed the entire 2014 campaign after tearing his Achilles last June, which followed a number of maladies during the 2013 season. Nonetheless, the 2010 first-round pick has proven plenty talented when healthy, and the Cardinals have shown few reservations about signing formerly injury-prone players in years past. In Weatherspoon's only full NFL season back in 2011, he registered an excellent 115 tackles and four sacks, which offers nice upside for the Cardinals linebacking corp heading into next season.