The Falcons are set to re-sign linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, for his third tour of duty with the team, according to his agent Ryan Williams. Rookie weakside linebacker Duke Riley suffered a knee injury against New England Sunday and is set to have surgery.

“Spoon is back where he wanted to be,” Williams told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. “He’s healthy and ready to go.”
Weatherspoon, 29, will be a popular signing in the locker room and for the fan base. The Falcons selected him 19th overall in the 2010 draft.

He was on his way to Pro Bowl status until a rash of injuries knock him off his course in 2013. He has started 44 of 65 games.

After 2013, he left for Arizona as a free agent because they guaranteed more money. He returned to the Falcons in 2016 only to suffer a ruptured Achilles in Week 5.