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Will Witherspoon | Linebacker

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 242
College: Georgia
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Former NFL LB Will Witherspoon has taken a job as the Rams' sideline reporter.
Witherspoon, 34, recently told his hometown radio station he'd been discussing a contract with the Falcons and Rams. He's calling it quits instead at the end of a 12-year career in which Witherspoon collected 100-plus tackles in three seasons. He added 14 interceptions and 11 forced fumbles. 'Spoon played weak-side linebacker in Carolina, and middle linebacker with the Rams. Fri, Aug 1, 2014 04:50:00 PM

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Free agent LB Will Witherspoon claims he's discussed a contract with the Falcons and Rams.

Witherspoon, who will be 34 this season, has played for Rams coach Jeff Fisher for most of his career. Atlanta has question marks at linebacker after losing Sean Weatherspoon (Achilles') for the season. Witherspoon appeared in seven games with St. Louis last season. PFF have him solid marks against the run.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 11:48:00 AM

Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Will Witherspoon will start at weak-side linebacker until Jo-Lonn Dunbar returns from suspension.

Dunbar will miss the first four games. Fisher left open the door for Witherspoon to remain the starter upon Dunbar's return. Witherspoon got pushed around in run defense with the 2012 Titans, so we'd expect Dunbar to reclaim the job. The Rams won't be a fearsome matchup for running backs early in the year.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 11:55:00 AM

Rams signed LB Will Witherspoon to a one-year contract.

The 11-year veteran spent 2006-09 in St. Louis. He was traded to the Eagles midway through the 2009 season. Witherspoon started all 16 games for Jeff Fisher's Titans in 2010. Coming off a bend-but-don't-break type of season in Tennessee, Witherspoon will serve as veteran insurance behind Alec Ogletree, James Laurinaitis and Jo-Lonn Dunbar. There's no guarantee he'll make the roster, but he should be given every opportunity to do so.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 08:54:00 AM

Free agent LB Will Witherspoon is expected to sign with the Rams before training camp starts next week.

The Rams have been on the hunt for veteran depth behind their starting linebacking corps of Alec Ogletree, James Laurinaitis and Jo-Lonn Dunbar. Witherspoon is on the decline at age 32, but started 16 games for Jeff Fisher in 2010 and spent three-plus seasons with the Rams from 2006-2009.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 10:22:00 AM

Free agent LB Will Witherspoon is visiting the Rams on Thursday.

Blast from the past. Witherspoon starred with the Rams from 2006-09, but the tank is running on "E" at 33 years of age. The 12-year veteran started all 16 games under coach Jeff Fisher in 2010 with the Titans. He recorded 47 tackles as a backup in 2012. His visit to St. Louis is his first known trip of free agency.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 02:47:00 PM

Free agent LB Will Witherspoon plans to keep playing.

Witherspoon, 32, is an 11-year veteran, and he said his next goal is to get to 15 years in the league. He hasn't heard anything from the Titans, but he says he'd like to re-sign. Tennessee is likely to move on, though, and Witherspoon might have a tough go of it on the market.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 04:25:00 PM

Titans LB Will Witherspoon (hamstring) is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Witherspoon's hammy is ready, but his role is in doubt. Zach Brown, Akeem Ayers and Colin McCarthy are all healthy and in need of snaps. Witherspoon doesn't project as an IDP asset.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 08:41:00 AM

Titans LB Will Witherspoon sustained a hamstring injury during Sunday's Week 7 win over the Bills.

The Titans are really thin at linebacker. Colin McCarthy's ankle woes continue to linger, Patrick Bailey has a broken rib and Zac Diles broke his right leg on Sunday. Look for them to add a linebacker shortly.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 08:50:00 AM

Titans LB Will Witherspoon didn't play a single defensive snap in Week 5 against the Vikings.

Middle linebacker Colin McCarthy has returned from his high ankle sprain, and second-round rookie Zach Brown has replaced Witherspoon at weak-side linebacker. Witherspoon can be safely dropped in IDP leagues. McCarthy has resumed his every-down role, playing 60-of-69 snaps in the loss to Minnesota.
Mon, Oct 8, 2012 05:40:00 PM

Will Witherspoon opened camp as the Titans' starting weak-side linebacker.

Colin McCarthy is locked in as the three-down middle linebacker and Akeem Ayers is on the strong side. Witherspoon will have to hold off second-round rookie Zach Brown to keep his job. He had 56 tackles and two sacks in that role last year.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 09:48:00 AM

The Nashville Tennessean believes OLB Will Witherspoon would keep his starting job if the Titans signed restricted free agent LB Jonathan Casillas.

Witherspoon is due a pricey $3.5 million and has been replacement level at best as a starter the past two seasons, but Casillas doesn't project as more than a reserve and special teamer. Witherspoon could end up facing competition in the form of a draft pick.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 12:34:00 PM

Fox Sports' Adam Caplan thinks Will Witherspoon could get a chance to be the Titans' starting middle linebacker this season if free agent Stephen Tulloch departs.

Caplan believes fourth-round pick Colin McCarthy would likely get the first crack at the job should Tulloch leave, however. A middle linebacker earlier in his career, Witherspoon started on the outside for the Titans in 2010.
Source: Fox Sports
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 08:29:00 PM

Offseason bargain acquisitions LB Will Witherspoon and DE Jason Babin have been key contributors to the Titans early season success.

The Eagles failed to match the Titans' one-year, $1 million offer sheet for Babin, and Witherspoon signed a three-year, $11 million contract with $5 million guaranteed. Said coach Jeff Fisher, "You talk about Jason Babin, Will Witherspoon and Derrick Morgan and all the new pieces to our defense and the production we got out of them … They've done a great job." Both have proven worthwhile investments.
Sat, Sep 25, 2010 11:29:00 AM

OLB Will Witherspoon left Sunday's contest with an apparent leg injury.

Witherspoon was having an impressive game before he got hurt. His status is unknown.
Sun, Sep 19, 2010 03:54:00 PM

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8Mike Kafka
9David Carr
10Tim Tebow
11Caleb Hanie
12Josh Portis
13Rex Grossman
14Vince Young
15Brady Quinn
16Kevin Kolb
17Trent Edwards
18Jerrod Johnson
19Adam Weber
20Jordan Rodgers
21Chase Rettig
22Tommy Rees
23Brock Jensen
24Ryan Katz
25Colby Cameron
26Kyle Padron
27James Vandenberg
28Mike Hermann
29Nathan Stanley
30Dalton Williams
31Matt Brown
32Caleb TerBush
33Tim Jenkins
34Dayne Crist
35Tajh Boyd
36Brett Smith
37James Franklin
38Pat White
39John Parker Wilson
40Nick Stephens
41Tyler Wilson
42Brendon Kay
43Logan Kilgore
44Nate Enderle
45Kory Faulkner
46Collin Klein
47Rusty Smith
48Keith Price
49Alex Carder
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Reggie Bush
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Beanie Wells
9Andre Brown
10Jalen Parmele
11Peyton Hillis
12BenJarvus Green-Ellis
13Jamie Harper
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Evan Royster
18Jewel Hampton
19Zach Brown
20Lance Ball
21Ray Rice
22Isaac Redman
23Alex Green
24Mikel Leshoure
25Michael Bush
26D.J. Harper
27Tim Cornett
28Stephen Houston
29Brandon Saine
30Armond Smith
31Derrick Strozier
32David Fluellen
33Roy Finch
34Tim Flanders
35Jordan Lynch
36George Atkinson III
37Jordan Roberts
38Orwin Smith
39Kapri Bibbs
40Delone Carter
41Javarris James
42Josh Vaughan
43Darren Evans
44Cierre Wood
45Stefphon Jefferson
46Deonte Williams
47Bradley Randle
48Quentin Hines
49De'Leon Eskridge
50Anthony Allen
51Damien Berry
52Richard Murphy
53William Powell
54Tauren Poole
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2Michael Turner
3Reggie Bush
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Chris Johnson
2Steven Jackson
3Reggie Bush
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Ray Agnew
11Maurice Hagens
12Collin Mooney
13Evan Rodriguez
14Braden Wilson
15Zach Boren
16Lonnie Pryor
17Ben Bartholomew
18Ina Liaina
19Stephen Campbell
20J.C. Copeland
21Chad Young
22Kadeem Jones
23Quinn Johnson
24Harvey Unga
25Owen Marecic
26Shaun Chapas
27Dorson Boyce
28Eric Kettani
29Owen Schmitt
30Brian Leonard
31James Baker
32Ryan D'Imperio
33Jon Hoese
34Ben Guidugli
35Eddie Williams
36Chad Abram
37Alex Debniak
38Ryan Roberson
39Jonathan Amosa
40Rupert Bryan
41Cameron White
42Devonte Campbell
43Michael Zordich
44Nate Eachus
45Jourdan Brooks
46Karl Williams
47Brock Bolen
WR11Jacoby Jones
2Laurent Robinson
3Nate Burleson
4Jabar Gaffney
5Santonio Holmes
6Titus Young
7Joe Morgan
8Darius Johnson
9Keenan Davis
10Kevin Hardy
11Tim Benford
12LaRon Byrd
13Greg Childs
14Lamont Bryant
15Ryan Whalen
16Jamar Newsome
17Terrence Toliver
18Ben Obomanu
19Ted Ginn
20Devery Henderson
21Richard Goodman
22Erik Lora
23Taulib Ikharo
24Robby Toma
25Carlin Isles
26Emmanuel Arceneaux
27Naaman Roosevelt
28Johnathan Haggerty
29Matt Willis
30Lavelle Hawkins
31Brett Swain
32Chaz Schilens
33Brian Robiskie
34Tiquan Underwood
35Charly Martin
36Ifeanyi Momah
37Sederrick Cunningham
38Jordan White
39Chris Summers
40Marcus Jackson
41Derek Moye
42Kamar Jorden
43Nicholas Johnson
44Roy Roundtree
45Chad Bumphis
46Dan Buckner
47Zach Rogers
48Mark Harrison
49Cole McKenzie
50Jamal Miles
51Rashad Evans
52Tyrone Goard
53Sam McGuffie
54Terrell Sinkfield
55Jheranie Boyd
56Eric Rogers
57Rashaad Carter
58Erik Highsmith
59Chip Reeves
60Bert Reed
61Brandon Carswell
62Joseph Anderson
63Jeremy Ebert
64T.J. Moe
65Jasper Collins
66Julius Pruitt
67Mardy Gilyard
68Jon Baldwin
69LaQuan Williams
70Diondre Borel
71Chastin West
72Demetrius Fields
73Scott Pillar
74Mike Davis
75Cody Hoffman
76Quintin Payton
77Wilson Van Hooser
78C.J. Goodwin
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2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7A.J. Jenkins
8Eric Page
9Chris Givens
10Brandon Banks
11Kealoha Pilares
12Raymond Radway
13Darius Hanks
14Aaron Mellette
15Robert Gill
16Donald Jones
17Jordan Shipley
18Mohamed Massaquoi
19Earl Bennett
20Micheal Spurlock
21Steve Breaston
22Donte' Stallworth
23Michael Jenkins
24David Ball
25Devin Aromashodu
26David Reed
27Jarett Dillard
28Dezmon Briscoe
29Tim Toone
30Martel Moore
31Lanear Sampson
32Alec Lemon
33Lamaar Thomas
34David Douglas
35Dale Moss
36Brandon Collins
37Tray Session
38Isaiah Williams
39Jeff Fuller
40Dominique Croom
41Nicholas Edwards
42Charles Hawkins
43Alex Gillett
44Eric Thomas
45Lacoltan Bester
46Greg Hardin
47Duke Calhoun
48Micah Hatfield
49Jordan Harris
50Jaz Reynolds
51Austin Franklin
52Alex Neutz
53Geraldo Boldewijn
54Kelsey Pope
55Anthony McClung
56Weston Dressler
57Perez Ashford
58Jason Thompson
59Omarius Hines
60Gerrard Sheppard
61Andy Cruse
62Anthony Amos
63R.J. Webb
64Andrew Helmick
65Joe Adams
66Marvin McNutt
67Kevin Elliott
68Jared Green
69Mike Willie
70Michael Calvin
71Taveon Rogers
72Roberto Wallace
73Bobby Sewall
74Tori Gurley
75Ronald Johnson
76Andrew DePaola
77James Shaw
78Devin Goda
79Jerry Johnson
80Rodrick Rumble
81Brandon Kaufman
82Terrence Austin
83Early Doucet
84Deon Butler
85Darius Reynaud
86Patrick Crayton
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3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
6A.J. Jenkins
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3Leonard Pope
4Tony Scheffler
5David Thomas
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Steve Watson
12D.J. Williams
13Tommy Gallarda
14Sean McGrath
15Daniel Graham
16Billy Bajema
17James Casey
18Andrew Szczerba
19Nelson Rosario
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21D.J. Tialavea
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23Asa Watson
24Evan Wilson
25Cameron Morrah
26Dan Gronkowski
27Zach Potter
28Colin Cloherty
29Martin Rucker
30Joel Dreessen
31Ben Hartsock
32Visanthe Shiancoe
33Jake Byrne
34Hayden Smith
35Weslye Saunders
36Jeron Mastrud
37Steve Maneri
38Dominique Curry
39Tom Crabtree
40Brody Eldridge
41Nate Byham
42Dedrick Epps
43Matt Furstenburg
44Ben Cotton
45David Rolf
46Joe Sawyer
47Emmanuel Ogbuehi
48Jason Schepler
49Chase Clement
50A.C. Leonard
51Joe Don Duncan
52Evan Landi
53Taylor Cook
54Colin Anderson
55Travis Tannahill
56Jamie McCoy
57Nathan Overbay
58Martell Webb
59Andre Hardy
60Cameron Graham
61Michael Higgins
62Alex Silvestro
63Isaiah Stanback
64Evan Moore
65Travis Beckum
66Richard Quinn
67Jake O'Connell
68Morrell Presley
69Brian Wozniak
70David Wright
71Tim Biere
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5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
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10Austin Signor
11Morgan Lineberry
12Quinn Sharp
13Brett Baer
14Sergio Castillo
15Mitch Ewald
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17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez