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...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn names Atlanta's team captains for 2015

The Atlanta Falcons have a new head man in Dan Quinn, but that doesn't mean that he wanted to change up who the team captains for the Atlanta Falcons are in 2015. In 2014, there were two offensive captains, two defensive captains and two special teams captains. The group was made up of Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Paul Worrilow, Jonathan Babineaux, Eric Weems and Antone Smith. While Quinn...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons bowl to raise money for special-needs center

The Atlanta Falcons took some time away from the football field to hit the bowling alley. In a great story from Danielle Ryan of the Gwinnett Daily Post, multiple Falcons players bowled with local children to help raise money for a special-needs schooling program.As Ryan explained, the event "raised thousands of dollars for Challenged Child and Friends, an early intervention center...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons sitting pretty in terms of depth at wide receiver

Thanks to the 2015 NFL draft and current offseason, the Atlanta Falcons are likely feeling pretty confident about the wide receiver position.As Dave Choate of The Falcoholic pointed out, "after trotting out Eric Weems as the team's fifth receiver a year ago, the Falcons have an opportunity to line up Julio Jones, Roddy White, Hardy, Hankerson and useful situational threat Devin Hester...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Add Four to Open Free Agency

After a weekend filled with rumors and speculation, the Atlanta Falcons opened up free agency relatively quietly compared to some other teams. But that doesn’t mean the team didn’t make steps to attempt at improving on a 6-10 2014 campaign.In total, as of this writing, the Falcons signed four players. Over the weekend, they also inked backup quarterback TJ Yates, safety Charles...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Darrelle Revis, Falcons, Ravens, Redskins, & Saints

Darrelle Revis Manish Mehta reports that CB Darrelle Revis will re-sign with the Patriots if he receives comparable offers on open market. Falcons The Falcons signed WR Eric Weems to a two-year deal that will average $1,5 million per year and includes escalators for his play at receiver. (Vaughn McClure) According to D. Orlando Ledbetter, it appears as ...
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March 07, 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...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons Sign WR Eric Weems To A Two-Year Deal

Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports that the Falcons and WR Eric Weems have agreed to a two-year contract. Weems, 29, was set to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming days, but it appears as though the Falcons wanted to maintain some depth at receiver and keep a solid special teams player in the process. A ...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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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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...
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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! #RiseUp #TENvsATL — 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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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...
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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...
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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....
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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....
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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 [...]
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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...
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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...
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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...
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 [...]
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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)...
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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...
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August 05, 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 “There’s a lot of talent and that’s really what you want when...
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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
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