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Injuries are piling up for the Atlanta Falcons as the team placed linebacker Sean Weatherspoon on injured reserve with a designation to return after he sprained his foot, reports Jim Corbett of USA TODAY Sports. To make matters worse, on the other side of the ball, running back Steven Jackson could miss a month due to thigh injury.
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