"With him, it's that toughness and the speed that he can play with so, yes, definitely someone that we're talking to," Quinn said Friday, per Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. "I know he's got that kind of attitude. And you know me, just from watching our style of defense, it's fast and physical. And that's what Sean is. So, we're certainly hoping that he can be a big part of it moving forward."
Weatherspoon missed all last season with an Achilles tear after playing just seven games in the previous campaign because of a Lisfranc sprain in his foot. Injuries have sideswiped his career, but Weatherspoon still has the support of general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who called the sixth-year linebacker an "important part" of Quinn's defense.
"He hit a string of bad luck," Quinn said. "Can he come back and play at a level that he's capable of? That's what we're excited to find out."