ERIC WEEMS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sonny Weems agrees to cut his contract from 1.1 million to 730k

The Chicago Bears asked kick returner/receiver Eric Weems in March to take a pay cut from the $1.1 million he was scheduled to earn in 2014, ESPNChicago.com’s Jeff Dickerson reported, but at first Weems did not agree to the deal. Well it looks like Weems eventually settled for a lesser contract. The Bears reduced Weems’ $1.1 million base salary […] The post Sonny Weems...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Weems changes course, takes pay cut with Bears

Back in March, it looked like Eric Weems would join Earl Bennett as Bears wide receivers released after refusing pay cuts for the 2014 season. The Bears never made an official roster move, though, and that left Weems with enough time to decide to give the Bears what they wanted in exchange for continued employment with the team. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Weems...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Weems takes pay cut to stay with Bears

Ultimately, Eric Weems made the decision that accepting a pay cut from the Chicago Bears was better than the uncertainty of the open market. Weems renegotiated the final year of his contract on Thursday, according to NFLPA records, agreeing to reduce his base salary from $1 million to the minimum for a veteran with six years of experience -- $730,000. WSCR-670 AM first reported...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  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

Bears ask Weems to take pay cut

The Chicago Bears have asked veteran kick returner/wide receiver Eric Weems to take a pay cut from the $1.1 million base salary he is scheduled to earn in 2014, according to a source familiar with the situation. Weems is expected to be released if he declines the proposed salary reduction, per the source. Weems signed a three-year deal, $4.25 million that included a $1.5 million...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears asked Sonny Weems to take a pay cut

The Chicago Bears have asked veteran kick returner/wide receiver Eric Weems to take a pay cut from the $1.1 million base salary he is scheduled to earn in 2014. Weems is expected to be released if he declines the proposed salary reduction, per Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago. Weems signed a three-year deal, $4.25 million that included a $1.5 million […] The post Chicago Bears...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
March 18, 2014  |  1 Comment

How Will The Falcons Replace Eric Weems?

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...
Via Grits Blitz
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears agree to 3-year deal with Weems

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are getting decent work out of return man Eric Weems

WR Eric Weems has been focusing on his special teams work once again this year.  He has returned all of the Falcons’ kickoffs and punts this year.  He has returned 14 kickoffs for 320 yards (22.9 avg) and 14 punts for 142 yards (10.1 avg) so far this year.  The Falcons think he has the potential to do even better the rest of the way in 2011.
Via Falcons Locker
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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