INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 01: Jerrell Freeman #50 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates with Ricardo Matthews #91 after he intercepted a pass late in the fourth quarter during the NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Photo: Andy Lyons
Photo: Andy Lyons

Linebacker Jerrell Freeman won't be joining Falcons

The Falcons won't be adding Jerrell Freeman to their linebacker corps.

The former Indianapolis Colts player agreed to a three-year, $12 million contract with the Chicago Bears Saturday.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn had said the team had spoken to Freeman and was "very impressed with his tape from Indy.”

The Falcons did add a linebacker Friday, bringing veteran Sean Weatherspoon back to the team.

Freeman, 29, started 57 games for the Colts. Since entering the NFL in 2012, he is tied for sixth in the league in tackles.

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