FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Today's Early Bird Report includes veteran linebacker Sean Weatherspoon's thoughts on his future as well as reports of a blockbuster trade between the Chiefs and Rams.
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*AJC: *Weatherspoon wants to return to Falcons
Veteran linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has donned a Falcons uniform many times throughout his career, and he's become a fan favorite for many in Atlanta. The Falcons' first-round draft pick in 2010, Weatherspoon has spent time with the Falcons in each of the last two seasons and he reportedly wants to continue his NFL career.
Whether or not he continues to play for the Falcons will likely depend on how things shape up in free agency and the draft.
"Usually, you get the lay of the land at the combine," Weatherspoon told D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I haven't talked to (coach Dan Quinn) yet or my agent even much, but we are representing Josh Rosen from UCLA. (Agent) Ryan (Williams) will be talking to everybody and he will get the lay of the land."
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BIGGEST NEWS FROM AROUND THE NFL
ESPN: Rams agree to trade for Chiefs CB Marcus Peters
Although trades can't be made official until the new league year begins on March 14, news of a blockbuster agreement between the Chiefs and the Rams surfaced just prior to the weekend. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported on Friday that the Chiefs agreed to send All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters to the Rams.
While the details of the deal won't be revealed until the new league year, the acquisition of Peters is a big one for the Rams. The 18th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Peters has quickly become one of the best cornerbacks in the league. The two-time Pro Bowler already has 19 career interceptions, the most in the NFL over the last three seasons.
The impact for the Chiefs won't become clear until it is revealed what they receive in this deal, but shipping off Peters with two years remaining on his rookie deal is a noteworthy move.
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