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ERIC WEEMS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Special Teams' Weems Headlines Falcons Team Captains

We've gotten very familiar with the new-old school approach by rookie head coach Dan Quinn thus far into his reign in Atlanta. "Fast and physical" being such a post-modern yet simplified approach to the game, it doesn't surprise me whatsoever that coach Quinn has selected the personnel that he has to lead his football team into the 2015 regular season. As Falcons fans, you should...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign receiver and special teams leader Eric Weems

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed wide receiver and special teams leader Eric Weems. Weems had 10 catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns with Atlanta in 2014 after returning to the team in the preseason. He played with the Falcons from 2007-11 before spending two seasons with the Chicago Bears. Weems was voted to the Pro Bowl as a special teams player following the...
Via Associated Press
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Recently Released Bear Finds Familiar Home

Recently released Bears wide receiver/return specialist Eric Weems has found a familiar home four days after being released by the Bears. Welcome back, @ericweems! http://t.co/QPUk7fPeIE #RiseUp #TENvsATL pic.twitter.com/mXfyFRZXv1 — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) August 21, 2014 The Atlanta Falcons signed Weems today. Weems had previously spent five years with the Falcons...
Via Sports Mockery
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign Veteran WR Eric Weems, Waive WR Jabin Sambrano

  The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of veteran WR Eric Weems on Thursday. The Falcons have signed WR Eric Weems and waived WR Jabin Sambrano. #TENvsATL #RiseUp — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) August 21, 2014 Weems, 29, was released by the Bears less than a week ago in a move that created a roster spot for veteran WR Santonio Holmes. Weems previously played for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears sign WR Holmes, part ways with Weems

Still seeking a reliable third wide receiver option, the Chicago Bears took a flyer on former Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes, agreeing with the veteran wideout on a one-year deal. To clear roster space, the Bears released WR Eric Weems. Holmes gives the club an experienced pass catcher behind starters Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Second-year WR Marquiss Wilson is lost [...]
Via Bears Claws
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Release WR Eric Weems

  The Chicago Bears announced the release WR Eric Weems on Saturday. The team also announced the signing of veteran WR Santonio Holmes as well. Weems, 29, signed a three-year contract worth $4.24 million that included $1.5 million guaranteed. Chicago had Weems lining up with the first-team offense on Thursday, but he struggled a bit as a kicker returner during the game and there...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from Bears-Jags

The good, bad, and ugly from Thursday’s Chicago Bears-Jacksonville game: 1. Let’s start with the ugly…Special teams continue to be a challenge. Veteran Eric Weems has proved that he isn’t the answer as a return man. He may have had it at once, but no longer. Weems north-south running approach is appreciated, but he lacks elite speed and the necessary [...]
Via Bears Claws
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Weems agrees to paycut from Bears

getty images The Chicago Bears will keep veteran return man Eric Weems around after he agreed to a paycut. Weems has agreed to reduce his base salary from $1 million to the i year veteran minimum of $730,000. In short Weems opted to remain with the Bears rather than test the open market. Set to be 29 before camp starts, the Bears figure to use Weems only in the return game. He could...
Via Tireball.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears WR Eric Weems Accepts Pay Cut

  According to Adam Hoge of CBS Chicago, Bears WR Eric Weems has accepted a pay cut to be back in Chicago next year. The last we heard regarding Weems was that he had declined to take a pay cut was expected to be released. Hoge mentions that Weems’ base salary has been reduced from $1 million to $730,000 for the 2014 season. Chicago frees up $270,000 in available cap space...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bears Ask Eric Weems To Take A Pay Cut Or Be Released

  Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports that the Bears have approached WR Eric Weems about a pay cut. Dickerson adds that the Bears are prepared to release Weems in the event that he declines to accept a pay reduction. Weems, 28, signed a three-year, $4.2 million contract that included a $1.5 million signing bonus with the Bears back in 2012. He has a 2014 base salary of $1...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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