LB Angerer, WR Ebert catch on with Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons went shopping for a linebacker after Sean Weatherspoon was lost for the season and found Pat Angerer.
The Falcons also signed wide receiver Jeremy Ebert on Tuesday. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed by the team.
Angerer, a former Indianapolis Colts linebacker, worked out for the Falcons on Tuesday and impressed them enough to land a job.
Angerer's 2013 season ended with a knee injury after 11 games that was repaired with microfracture surgery. He became a free agent in March.
After signing as a second-round draft pick with the Colts in 2010, Angerer played in 54 games and started 39 at linebacker, totaling 327 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks and two interceptions. Injuries slowed the former Iowa player the past two seasons after he posted a career-high 148 tackles in 2011.
Angerer's competition for playing time with the Falcons is expected to come from Paul Worrilow, Joplo Bartu, rookie Prince Shembo and others.
Ebert had three receptions for 18 yards with the Jacksonville Jaguars last year. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round in 2012 and also spent time on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad before signing with the Jaguars in May 2013.
Weatherspoon suffered an Achilles injury during a workout in June.