Falcons Worked Out Free Agent LB Nick Barnett



Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that the Falcons brought in free agent LB Nick Barnett for a workout this week.

  • Atlanta also met with veteran LB Tim Dobbins this week, however neither player was signed to a contract.

The Falcons unfortunately lost LB Sean Weatherspoon for the season after he suffered a ruptured Achilles this past week.

Previous reports have also mentioned that Jonathan Vilma and Pat Angerer could be options for the Falcons as well.

Barnett, 33, signed on with the Redskins last year and appeared in 14 games before he suffered a MCL tear in December and was subsequently placed on injured reserve.

He hasn’t found any reported interest this offseason, so we’ll have to see what the Falcons elect to do in the coming weeks to add some much needed depth at inside linebacker.

We have Vilma and Angerer listed in our recently updated Top 50 – Best Available Free Agents list.

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