Falcons sign LB A.J. Hawk to replace Sean Weatherspoon

By Michael Dixon

With a season ending injury to Sean Weatherspoon, the Atlanta Falcons had a void at linebacker. They are filling that void with veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk.

Hawk’s agent Mike McCartney confirmed the news.


Hawk last played in 2015 as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. In Cincinnati, he played in all 16 games, started 11, recorded one sack and 16 tackles. Prior to the one season with the Bengals, Hawk had spent his entire career with the Green Bay Packers.

Replacing Weatherspoon will not be easy. Through the first four weeks of the season, Weatherspoon had dished out 27 tackles.