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Eric "Special" Weems is taking his talents to Soldier Field
With the departure of Eric Weems via free agency the Falcons lost a very good playmaker. No matter the NFL’s kickoff rules it is vital to have a big-time playmaking threat returning kicks and Weems provided that. That said, the Falcons, as you more than likely know, are right up against the NFL salary cap and don’t have much room to do anything big. Weems replacement won’t come from far or wide, or from a big name not currently on the roster.
The Falcons’ best option is to replace Weems with a player currently under contract and use Weems’ roster spot to try and fill depth at another position, which will be difficult in reference to quality depth without a series of roster moves cutting salary (editor note: Sam Baker says hello). Nonetheless, options are limited to some degree but certainly not bleak. Following is a list of potential replacements for Weems. Three are currently under contract with Atlanta and the...
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The Chicago Bears have agreed to a three-year contract with special teams star Eric Weems.
Weems spent his first five seasons with Atlanta and was the NFC's special-teams selection for the Pro Bowl in 2010.
Signing Weems could help ease the loss of Pro Bowl gunner Corey Graham if he does not re-sign and it adds depth to the return game, with Devin Hester hobbled at times by...
ATLANTA- In a marriage that was meant to stay together, the Atlanta Falcons and their defensive leader/DE John Abraham have decided not to break up after all.
The Falcons announced today on their website that the deal is a three year deal.
As all reports indicated, the team did let the man that the fans call “The Predator” dip his toes in the free agency waters.
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Chicago Bears have signed Eric Weems.
The deal is for three years. Official terms of his contract were not disclosed.
He was a 2010 Pro Bowler, and has returned 113 kickoffs for 2,896 yards. He has one touchdown in 55 career games.
He has also returned 77 punts for 815 yards. He also has one punt...
Hot News for WR Eric Weems
The most viable MLB in the 2012 free agency class is headed to Philadelphia.
Players View does not have an official statement yet but Gerald McCoy of the Bucaneers who targeted Lofton just tweeted “Sorry #bucnation I tried but it looks like @CurtisLofton50 is an Eagle.Business is business he did what was best for him. Understandable.”
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The Chicago Bears are signing Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl alternate free agent wide receiver and special-teams ace Eric Weems to a three-year contract, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Weems, 26, caught 11 passes for 90 yards last season. The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder is a strong special-teams contributor in kick coverage and as a return specialist. Last season...
Defensive end John Abraham has agreed to a three-year deal to remain with the Falcons, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Abraham may be 33, but collected 9.5 sacks in 2011, and was regarded as the best pass rusher available in free agency prior to re-signing with Atlanta today. Tennessee was among the teams trying to reel him in.
Either way, Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes is set to hit the jackpot.
The former undrafted free agent, who was discovered by former Falcons coach Bruce Plummer out of tiny Shippensburg University, was slapped with the team's franchise tag.
He could walk into the office at the start of free agency, sign the tender and be in line for 10.281 million big ones.
Atlanta made a big splash with Turner in Free Agency in 2008
In the weeks leading up to free agency, Falcons fans (including us) worked ourselves into a bit of a frenzy full of expectations as we awaited March 13th like kids on Christmas Eve. What presents would we unwrap on our free agent holiday? Would Thomas Dimitroff and Arthur Blank give us the ultimate present of a fierce...
In Dimitroff We Trust?
Matt Smith and Bucky Brooks of the NFL Draft Tracker Podcast on NFL.com had Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff on to talk about free agency. TD said that he was interested to see how the free agent market panned out and that it has turned out (so far) as he expected. He said that because they do not have a first or fourth round picks it means that free agency will...
Josina Anderson of ESPN reports cornerback Kelvin Hayden has a scheduled visit with the Bears Wednesday according to his agent Fletcher Smith. Source: The Redzone Attached Thumbnails
Hot News for WR Eric Weems
The Bears added another special teams standout today. WR/KR Eric Weems signed a three-year deal to play in Chicago.
Weems has appeared in 54 games in four seasons in the NFL, all coming in Atlanta with the Falcons.
He hasn’t made a much of an impact on offense, reeling in only 24 catches for 205 yards and two touchdowns.
He has ran back over 100 kickoffs averaging 25.6 ypr, while...
Bears GM Phil Emery talked about recent free-agent acquisition Eric Weems and how he will impact the role of the team's current kick and punt returner, Devin Hester.
In a bit of a head scratching move the Bears signed Pro Bowl return man Eric Weems from the Atlanta Falcons. The Bears already have Devin Hester in place, the best return man in the history of the NFL so the move is a bit surprising.
Speculation has already gone in a number of different directions, are the Bears now putting Hester and his bigger salary cap number on the trade...