At 33, Will Witherspoon is providing Rams with more than they bargained for

ST. LOUIS -- When veteran linebacker Will Witherspoon decided to sign with the Rams days before training camp, he says playing time wasn't a factor. The 12-year veteran was seeking a comfort zone and the Rams provided it. Not only had Witherspoon spent three-plus seasons in St. Louis, one of his ensuing seasons in Tennessee came when Jeff Fisher was head coach. "There...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran Witherspoon happy to be back with Rams

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Will Witherspoon's return gave the St. Louis Rams veteran insurance at linebacker and a mentor for first-round pick Alec Ogletree.It also put Witherspoon much closer to the farm where he's raising grass-fed beef.The 6-foot-1, 240-pound Witherspoon signed July 18 with St. Louis to begin a second stint with the Rams."It's good to be back. The history...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams' Witherspoon offers wealth of NFL knowledge to young teammates

ST. LOUIS -- Will Witherspoon remembers. He was 22, a Carolina Panthers third-round draft pick out of Georgia, a rookie linebacker still learning the ropes. Then, everything changed. "About midway through the season, Dan Morgan dislocated his shoulder," Witherspoon said Monday. "I remember Jack Del Rio in our Monday meeting saying, 'Hey Spoon, get ready to play...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran linebacker Witherspoon returns to Rams

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' quest for added depth and experience at linebacker ended on a familiar name. Veteran Will Witherspoon signed a one-year contract with the team Monday, the Rams announced this morning. The team did not disclose financial terms. The season will be a homecoming of sorts. Witherspoon played 54 games for the Rams from 2006-09 before he was traded...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

LB Witherspoon agrees to terms with Rams

The Rams’ linebacker corps has some new help from a familiar face. Will Witherspoon, who played weakside linebacker for parts of four seasons with the team from 2006-09, has agreed to terms on a one-year deal. He provides depth and experience for a young linebacker group that still figures to feature James Laurinaitis, Jo-Lonn Dunbar, and Alec Ogletree as it starters. Witherspoon...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: Will Witherspoon’s return to Rams is a smart move

The rumors had been flying for a few days and it was widely believed that the St. Louis Rams were looking to bring Will Witherspoon back to the Edward Jones Dome. On Thursday night, Witherspoon made it official via Twitter, announcing that he would indeed sign with the Rams. So the Rumors are true I'm going Back to STL!! Is anyone as excited as I am? NOPE!! — WillWitherspoon...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams expected to sign Witherspoon

The St. Louis Rams have a lot of linebackers on their roster but continue to look for more. The reason? They’re all kids, they’d like a veteran linebacker on the bench which has led them to Will Witherspoon. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the team is expected to sign Witherspoon before training camp begins next week. They are expected to sign a linebacker before the first...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams Expected To Sign LB Will Witherspoon

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams are expected to sign veteran LB Will Witherspoon. Witherspoon, 32, actually played for the Rams a few years ago, but has been with the Titans for the last three years. Thomas also mentions that Takeo Spikes and Chris Gocong could also be options for the Rams, but Gocong has reportedly drawn interest from other NFL...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Youth being served in Titans' linebacking corps

Look around the Tennessee roster, and the Titans' youth movement is most noticeable at linebacker. Sure, Will Witherspoon is a 10-year NFL veteran heading into his third season with Tennessee. But he's the rare veteran in a meeting room where Akeem Ayers and Colin McCarthy are back as starters after strong rookie seasons. The Titans also used their second-round draft pick...
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants turn page with first OTA; lose Witherspoon

Offseason workouts aren't vital only for teams with new coaches and high draft picks. For the Super Bowl champion Giants, they must work in new pieces after several key players were pilfered from their roster by other teams. Wide receiver Mario Manningham signed with the 49ers, running back Brandon Jacobs joined him after not being able to work out a restructured contract with...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

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