Since the conclusion of organized player practices, several Falcons have been doing their best to stay busy as the lockout drags on. Last year's first-round pick and second year LB Sean Weatherspoon has certainly been doing his part to prepare for next season.
While back home in Missouri, Weatherspoon has been working out with fellow ex-Tigers Danario Alexander, a wide receiver for the Rams, and Jeremy Maclin of the Eagles, among others. This has pretty much been the case all offseason long, with several players just trying their best to stay by working out with fellow players.
In the meantime, he's also scheduled to make appearances at a pro-am golf tournament and a youth football camp this weekend, both events being hosted by fellow Mizzou alum Lorenzo Williams in Springfield. All proceeds will be donated to a local network of children's hospitals. That's quite generous of him, especially considering he might not be getting a single paycheck this season.
Still, the important thing to take away from all this is that Weatherspoon is doing his part to get ready for 2011. He looks to rebound from a rookie season that, while promising, was hampered by nagging injuries all season long. It'll be exciting to see just how much of an impact he can have starting all 16 games next year.
For more on the Falcons, check out The Falcoholic.