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Joplo Bartu

Atlanta Falcons
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Falcons | Internal replacements at LB

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:12:34 -0700

If the Atlanta Falcons do not look outside of the organization to replace LB Sean Weatherspoon (Achilles'), LBs Joplo Bartu and Paul Worrilow are options to play inside linebacker. LB Prince Shembo is also in the conversation.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Ian Rapoport

Falcons | Sean Weatherspoon ruptures Achilles'

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:02:38 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon (Achilles') suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon Tuesday, June 10, and he will miss the 2014 season.

Fantasy Tip: Joplo Bartu or Prince Shembo might get a crack at a starting job in training camp and the preseason, as Kroy Biermann and Osi Umenyiora are expected to work as outside linebackers. Weatherspoon has been a productive fantasy option in leagues which use individual defensive players (IDPs) in the past. Perhaps Bartu will be a nice sleeper if he can secure the starting job. He did a solid job filling in last year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Jay Adams

Falcons | Sean Weatherspoon expected to play

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:14:23 -0800

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon (foot) will return to the starting lineup in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons. "He will start in the ball game on Sunday," head coach Mike Smith confirmed Friday, Nov. 15. "Obviously, with him coming back, we have to move someone out of the starting lineup." LBs Joplo Bartu and Paul Worrilow will keep their jobs at middle and strongside linebacker, while LB Akeem Dent shifts to a reserve role.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons | No timetable on Paul Worrilow's return

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:42:32 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Paul Worrilow (knee) is working as a starter at outside linebacker opposite LB Joplo Bartu. However, he suffered a knee injury in Week 4, and head coach Mike Smith has not given a timetable for Worrilow's return.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Jay Adams