ERIC WEEMS NEWS

Bears Release Second Safety

The Chicago Bears have trimmed-down their roster a little more this evening. The Bears have released safety Craig Steltz, cutting their roster size down to 77 players. Steltz is the third major special teamer to be cut, after Eric Weems and Jordan Senn who was also released today. Steltz, who was primarily a special teamer in 2013, was at the back of the line to win the safety position...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Falcons, Saints, & Titans

  49ers HC Jim Harbaugh told reports that there is a “very good chance” that NT Glenn Dorsey is placed on injured reserve with the designation to return. (Cam Inman) HC Jim Harbaugh mentioned that veteran S Antoine Bethea won’t play in this weekend’s third preseason game. (Cam Inman) Cardinals NT Isaac Sopoaga receives a one-year contract worth $855,000 from...
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4 days ago  |  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...
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5 days ago  |  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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears sign a very solid kick returner

The Chicago Bears announced on Monday night that they signed Darius Reynaud, a former West Virginia standout. At the NFL level, Reynaud has played for the Vikings, Giants, Titans, and Jets. Reynaud has appeared in 48 regular-season games, and he has returned 102 punts for 985 yards (9.7 ypr) and two touchdowns. He also has […] The post Bears sign a very solid kick returner appeared...
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8 days ago  |  1 Comment

Santonio Holmes and Chicago Bears a Good Fit

By now we all know that the Chicago Bears have signed Santonio Holmes to a one year deal after releasing Eric Weems. Holmes took Weems’ roster spot and his number 14 jersey as well. This move proves that the lack of depth at wide receiver behind the starting duo of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. The third wide receiver spot this year was supposed to be second year Marquess...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears, Santonio Holmes agree to deal

CHICAGO (AP) -- Former Super Bowl MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Saturday. The team also announced receiver and kick returner Eric Weems was released. The Bears are looking for a third receiver behind stars Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Marquess Wilson was battling for that job when he broke his collarbone last week....
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears, Santonio Holmes agree to deal

CHICAGO (AP) -- Former Super Bowl MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Saturday. The team also announced receiver and kick returner Eric Weems was released. The Bears are looking for a third receiver behind stars Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Marquess Wilson was battling for that job when he broke his collarbone last week....
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10 days ago  |  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 [...]
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Cut Return Man to Make Room For Santonio Holmes

According to multiple sources, Chicago Bears return man Eric Weems had his contract terminated in order to make room for the signing of Santonio Holmes to a one-year deal. #Bears terminate the contract of Eric Weems and make it official w/Santonio Holmes on a 1-year contract. — Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) August 16, 2014 Weems’ release comes after two bad preseason performances...
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10 days ago  |  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...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears sign WR Santonio Holmes

The Chicago Bears have signed free agent Santonio Holmes to a contract. With Marquess Wilson expected to miss the start of the season the Bears were thin at wide out. Holmes instantly becomes the favorite to open the season as the No. 3 wide receiver ahead of Josh Morgan and Eric Weems. For all that to happen Holmes will need to show something in the Bears final two preseason games...
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10 days ago  |  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 [...]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Starters on defense for Bears have a rough night

Stephen Paea had plopped down on the bench Thursday night when someone screamed for the defense to run back on the field. “I was like, ‘Didn’t they just kick the ball off?’ ’’ the defensive tackle said. The Jacksonville Jaguars had, but Eric Weems fumbled the first-quarter kick, sending the defense back to their marathon first frame. The Jaguars ran 26 plays against...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Major Chicago Sports Figures Are Accepting the #Icebucketchallenge

The #icebucketchallenge has been sweeping the nation over the last week or so, from the NFL commissioner to college coaches. The Internet sensation benefitting the ALS Association has had a tremendous impact on their fundraising efforts. ALS Association updates two-week donation total to $5.7M, yesterday alone was worth $1.7M #IceBucketChallenge — darren rovell (@darrenrovell)...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Browns, Chargers, Cowboys & Packers

  Bears The Bears are monitoring the waiver wire looking for help at wide receiver after the injury to second-year WR Marquess Wilson. (Jeff Dickerson) WR Eric Weems looks like a lock to make the team after Wilson’s injury, and as result of his special teams value. (Jeff Dickerson) CB Isaiah Frey left practice with a right hamstring injury.  He may face an uphill battle to make...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears weighing numerous options to replace Devin Hester

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh Since the departure of Devin Hester, the Chicago Bears have been nothing but confident that they will find his replacement during their upcoming training camp. Bears offensive coordinator Joe DeCamillis, said in an interview with the team website that Eric Weems, Michael Spurlock, Armanti Edwards, Chris Williams and Michael Ford are some of the leading candidates...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Giants, Redskins & Texans

  Bears The Chicago Bears have five players have players competing for punt and kick return duties including: Eric Weems, Micheal Spurlock, Armanti Edwards, Chris Williams and Michael Ford. “We have a lot of experience back there,” special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis said, via ChicagoBears.com. “There’s a lot of talent and that’s really what you want when...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears have wide-open competition to replace Devin Hester

After losing the best kick returner in NFL history in free agency, the Bears are planning for a significant competition in training camp to find his replacement. Devin Hester is now in Atlanta, which means Chicago is looking to fill both the punt return job and the kickoff return job. Among the candidates are Eric Weems, Micheal Spurlock, Armanti Edwards, Chris Williams and Michael...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Bengals, Jets, Panthers, Raiders & Steelers

  Bears WR Marquess Wilson is expected to win the No. 3 receiver job unless he “falters significantly” during training camp. (Michael C. Wright) This could leave Josh Morgan, Eric Weems, Micheal Spurlock, Armanti Edwards, Chris Williams and Josh Bellamy all competing for two or three rosters. (Michael C. Wright) Bengals DE Sam Montgomery was arrested and charged with...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears fans shouldn’t get excited about OTAs

It’s that time of the year again. Chicago’s baseball teams aren’t giving us much to get excited about and both the Blackhawks and Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs earlier than expected. So we’re onto the Bears, who have started Organized Team Activities and fans are starting to get excited about what they hear. But don’t get carried away. OTAs have value as it gives...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

MAILBAG: How important are OTAs?

This week we get to see players put on actual helmets and make some sort of football style moves. OTAs are kicking off around the league but how important is it in the grand scheme of things? We delve into just that in this week’s mailbag.   Are OTAs really important or just something for players to get more bonuses? -Enrique in Portage Park Well, look at the situation the Bears...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears sign a veteran receiver

The Bears have agreed to terms with wide receiver Josh Morgan on a one-year contract. Morgan has spent the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins and was with the San Francisco 49ers to start his career. The six-year pro has 199 receptions and 11 touchdowns in his career. Morgan played in 14 games last year and had 20 receptions. He has topped over 40 catches three times in...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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April 13, 2014  |  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...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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