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...
Via Sports Mockery
August 25, 2014  |  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 22, 2014  |  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

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...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 18, 2014  |  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....
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  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....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 17, 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 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...
Via Sports Mockery
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

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...
Via Tireball.com
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

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)...
Via Sports Mockery
August 13, 2014  |  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 05, 2014  |  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...
Via Down and Distance
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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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...
Via cover32 - Bears
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...
Via cover32 - Bears
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...
Via cover32 - Bears
April 21, 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

Discussion: Is Jay Cutler the Reason for All These Cuts? Listen In & Find Out

The Question: So far this off-season the Bears have  cut a slew of players, including Michael Bush, Julius Peppers, Earl Bennett and soon to be Eric Weems saving the Bears close to $13 million for free agency. So, I pose the question: Is Jay Cutler’s new contract and $22 mil against the cap the reason for all these cuts and the non-signing of Devin Hester? The Answer: Listen...
Via Sports Mockery
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Aggressive Falcons bolster return game with Hester signing

Ever since the Atlanta Falcons lost Pro Bowl special teams returner Eric Weems to the Chicago Bears following the 2011 season, their return units have been nothing special. As they continue a dramatic makeover this offseason, following a 4-12 performance last year, the Falcons signed three-time Pro Bowler Devin Hester, who owns the NFL record for combined punt/kickoff touchdown returns...
Via Fox Sports South
March 20, 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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