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,’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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6 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...
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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...
8 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...
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8 days ago  |  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...
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8 days ago  |  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...
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28 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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March 18, 2014  |  1 Comment

Bears final roster cuts could surprise fans

The Chicago Bears have cut 14 players so far, and another 22 will be slashed by Saturday. The Bears final roster cuts will undoubtedly include familiar names, but who is considered on the bubble? The one name that has been on the tongues of Bears fans, coaches, and on sports talk radio is J’Marcus Webb. The former 7th round pick was removed from the starting right tackle job,...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Chicago Bears season preview QB/ST

The new drinking game for Chicago Bears telecasts this year: “Marc Trestman is a quarterback whisperer.” I’m already very sick of this, and we’re still weeks away from the actual season even starting!  We’ll see if he can solve Jay Cutler; optimize him. Like no other quarterback coach can. By the way, if you’re looking for the shortest possible football books “Jay...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Offseason Highlights

A package of highlight plays from the Chicago Bears offseason programs, including catches by Fendi Onobun and Eric Weems, interceptions by Chris Conte and Zack Bowman, and Kyle Long getting nasty.
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Draft Analysis: Phil Emery's Biggest Failure

While most of the hype every year surrounds each team's first two to three NFL Draft picks rarely can someone target where a general manager came up short.  In the case of Chicago Bears general manager, Phil Emery you can clearly pick out where this draft was an abject failure at an extremely critical juncture in this draft, the wide receiver position.  Emery did not address...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons Get Four Additional Draft Picks

Yesterday, the NFL played Santa Claus and gave out compensatory draft picks. Sixteen teams were given a total of 32 compensatory draft picks. The Falcons, along with the Baltimore Ravens, were given a league high four draft picks. The Falcons received one fourth round pick (pick #133) as compensation for Curtis Lofton and three seventh round picks (#243, #244 and #249...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens, Falcons get 4 compensatory picks

Win a Super Bowl, get rewarded in the draft. That's what happened to the Baltimore Ravens, who on Monday were awarded four compensatory picks in April's draft. The Atlanta Falcons also got four selections for free agents they lost in 2012. San Francisco, which lost 34-31 to Baltimore for the NFL title, will get three picks, as will Tennessee. Compensatory selections have...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL fines Jay Cutler $10k for taunting

The NFL has fined Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler $10,000 for taunting Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson, according to the Chicago Tribune. Cutler flipped the ball at Jefferson late in the first quarter of last Sunday's game, and was flagged on the play. Cutler addressed the incident on WMVP-AM 1000. "I've got to be smarter than that," he said. "If anyone...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Hester and Spencer to miss Seahawks game

Already suffering from a sub-par individual season, Chicago Bears wide receiver/kick returner will miss Sunday’s game with the Seattle Seahawks due to a concussion. Hester exited last week’s game with Minnesota with a concussion, and Bears head coach Lovie Smith admitted that Hester might be out for “a while.” Eric Weems and Earl Bennett will most likely handle punt returns, [...]
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Next man up: Eric Weems

Eric Weems yesterday filled a dual role as kick returner and wide receiver in place of Devin Hester, which is exactly the reason GM Phil Emery signed Weems this offseason.
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears' Hester leaves game with concussion

Bears receiver and return specialist Devin Hester left Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings with a concussion. The injury occurred early in the game, although it was not clear exactly when. The Bears announced he would miss the remainder of the game with about five minutes left in the half. Eric Weems replaced Hester at receiver and on returns. Bears running back Matt...
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November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears lose Hester to concussion

Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester left in the first half of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings with a concussion. The Bears announced that Hester will not return to the game. Hester was taken to the locker room for testing after showing signs of a concussion. The team later confirmed Hester has a concussion. He was replaced by Eric Weems in the second quarter...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Devin Hester leaves Bears/Vikings game with concussion

The Chicago Bears’ offense cannot seem to avoid the concussion bug. After the trio of Jay Cutler, Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall, special teams ace/wide receiver Devin Hester is the most valuable offensive weapon that the Bears have.  Please Click Here To Read This Story
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November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Devin Hester leaves game with concussion

The Chicago Bears will be without wide receiver Devin Hester for the remainder of their game against the Minnesota Vikings. Hester was checked out in the locker room and deemed to have suffered a concussion. Losing Hester will further put a strain on an already thin crop of receivers for the Bears. Alshon Jeffery was out for the game and Dane Sanzenbacher is  inactive. Hester was...
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcon-Eyed: 5 Things I Want To See Against the Bengals

Another week and we have another sweet three hours of preseason football.  I believe the most dedicated of us in the Falcons fandom will be able to muster watching until about halftime, or slightly longer than the starters will play.  What do I want to see?  Pretty much what I saw last week... just more.  To make sure I am not cheating, the Grits Blitz family is making sure I...
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August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Training Camp Position Battles: Wide Receivers

Position battles are always a focal point of training camp. This summer in Bourbonnais will be no different for the Chicago Bears. Over the next few weeks, I’ll dissect the ongoing battles at each position and analyze the talent on the depth chart. First up will be the wide receiving corps, which has become an incredibly deep and athletic group under new GM Phil Emery. The Bears...
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

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