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ERIC WEEMS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
27 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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
27 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...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
29 days ago  |  1 Comment

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

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
April 13, 2014  |  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
April 11, 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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