Mizzou LB Sean Weatherspoon signs with Atlanta Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) - First-round draft pick Sean Weatherspoon has

reported for training camp after reaching an agreement on a

contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

The team confirmed Weatherspoon, a linebacker from Missouri, has

agreed to terms on a five-year contract. Terms were not immediately


Weatherspoon reported on Thursday for Friday's start of training


This is the third straight year under general manager Thomas

Dimitroff the Falcons have had all their draft picks signed before

the start of training camp.

Weatherspoon was the No. 19 overall pick in the NFL draft. He is

expected to compete for a starting job at outside linebacker.

Weatherspoon's agent, David Dunn, did not immediately return a

phone call to The Associated Press.