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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:51:16 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WRs Devin Fuller, Aldrick Robinson and Eric Weems and RBs Tevin Coleman and Terron Ward are all under consideration to serve as the team's primary returner on kickoffs and punts if WR Devin Hester (toe) is unable to return to form in 2016.
Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Hester underwent surgery on his right big toe during the offseason and is still considered the favorite to return kicks and punts in 2016. Aside from his contributions on special teams, however, he doesn't offer much from a fantasy standpoint. Of the remaining players competing for the role, Weems has the most experience as a return man and would likely win the job if Hester is unable to be as effective as he was prior to getting injured.
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:33:38 -0800
Atlanta Falcons CB Phillip Adams (hamstring), OG Chris Chester (shoulder), LB Justin Durant (hip), WR Devin Hester (toe), DT Grady Jarrett (shoulder), WR Eric Weems (concussion), CB Robert Alford (ankle) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) are probable for the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints. Adams, Chester, Durant and Jarrett were limited in practice Friday, Jan. 1. Alford, Hester, Weems and Worrilow practiced in full Friday.
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:43:19 -0800
Atlanta Falcons CB Phillip Adams (hamstring), OG Chris Chester (shoulder), LB Justin Durant (hip), WR Devin Hester (toe), DT Grady Jarrett (shoulder) and WR Eric Weems (concussion) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 31. CB Robert Alford (ankle) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) participated fully.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:54:27 -0800
Atlanta Falcons CB Phillip Adams (hamstring), OG Chris Chester (shoulder) and WR Eric Weems (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30. CB Robert Alford (ankle), LB Justin Durant (hip), WR Devin Hester (toe), DT Grady Jarrett (shoulder) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) were limited during practice.
Sun, 27 Dec 2015 11:39:45 -0800
Updating previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Eric Weems (concussion) and DT Paul Soliai (calf) have been ruled out for the rest of the team's Week 16 game after they suffered injuries in the first half.
Sun, 27 Dec 2015 11:09:42 -0800
Atlanta Falcons WR Eric Weems (head) left the team's Week 16 game early and is being evaluated for a concussion.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:35:03 -0700
Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (hand), LB Justin Durant (elbow), C Mike Person (ankle) and WR Eric Weems (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and are listed as probable for the Week 7 game against the Tennessee Titans.
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:04:17 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Justin Durant (elbow) and WR Eric Weems (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 22. S William Moore (hand) and C Mike Person (ankle) practiced in full.
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:48:47 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Justin Durant (elbow), C Mike Person (ankle) and WR Eric Weems (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 21. SS William Moore (hand) fully participated in practice.
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:18:50 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons re-signed WR Eric Weems Friday, March 8. Length and financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Fantasy Tip: Weems was a depth player and special teams contributor in the past, but with the release of No. 3 wideout Harry Douglas it is possible Weems could factor in a lot more on offense.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:58:31 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent WR Eric Weems (Bears) Thursday, Aug. 21. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:52:34 -0700
Nothing has been made official, but sources indicate the Tennessee Titans may sign free-agent WR Eric Weems (Bears)
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:26:10 -0700
The Chicago Bears released WR Eric Weems.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:13:31 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Josh Morgan is a possibility for the No. 3 wide receiver job with WR Marquess Wilson (collarbone) sidelined after surgery. WRs Micheal Spurlock, Eric Weems and Chris Williams are also in the mix for the job.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:20:23 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eric Weems, WR Micheal Spurlock, WR Armanti Edwards, WR Chris X. Williams and RB Michael Ford are all in the mix for the kick and punt return jobs this season.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:36:18 -0700
Chicago Bears WRs Josh Morgan, Eric Weems, Micheal Spurlock, Armanti Edwards, Chris X. Williams and Josh Bellamy likely will compete for one or two roster spots during training camp.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:55:52 -0700
The No. 4 and 5 wide receiver jobs for the Chicago Bears are up for grabs, with WRs Armanti Edwards, Josh Morgan, Micheal Spurlock, Terrence Toliver, Eric Weems and Chris Williams set to battle for jobs during training camp and the preseason.
Wed, 28 May 2014 19:23:56 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson was working as the No. 3 receiver on the first-team offense, and appears he will get first crack at winning the job. WRs Josh Morgan and Eric Weems are also in the mix.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:04:59 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Joshua Morgan is likely to compete for the No. 3 or 4 wide receiver role this year, and he'll compete with WRs Domenik Hixon, Eric Weems and Chris X. Williams for a role on special teams.
Fantasy Tip: Morgan won't be draftable in standard leagues.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:03:32 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eric Weems could be a candidate for the kick returner job if he makes the team this upcoming season.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:03:01 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eric Weems has accepted a pay cut in order to remain with the team. His 2014 salary has gone from $1 million to $730,000. He could earn an additional $100,000 as part of a workout bonus.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:14:56 -0700
The Chicago Bears are expected to release WR Eric Weems after he declined to take a pay cut in order to stay.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:05:48 -0700
The Chicago Bears have asked WR Eric Weems to take a pay cut from the $1.1 million salary he's slated to receive in 2014. He's expected to be released if he doesn't accept.
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 08:16:19 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson and WR Eric Weems could receive more playing time with the offense Week 17 with WR Earl Bennett (personal) being listed as questionable for the game. Wilson and Weems have received most of their playing time on special teams this season.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:18:40 -0700
Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Earl Bennett are locks for the 53-man roster, but after that it is wide open. WRs Joe Anderson and Eric Weems might lock up a fourth receiver job, and could be battling each other since they are each solid on special teams. WR Devin Aromashodu is in the mix for a job, and then there is seventh-round pick Marquess Wilson and WR Devin Hester, who is more known for his prowess as a return man. The team is likely to keep five receivers plus Hester.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:11:57 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Joe Anderson appears to be the most prominent of a group of receivers vying for the final two or three spots for the position on the team's 53-man roster. He can play special teams, and QB Jay Cutler has praised him. WR Eric Weems was signed last year to play on special teams, but he contributed little on offense, and that doesn't seem likely to change.
Sat, 08 Sep 2012 06:25:10 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester will see some time as a kick returner, in addition to a punt returner and wide receiver, in Week 1. Hester will split reps with WR Eric Weems on kickoff returns, although Hester will be first up in the game.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:24:53 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eric Weems (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 2. LB Brian Urlacher (knee) returned to practice.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 10:08:54 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eric Weems (ankle) still appears to be limping a bit after he tweaked his left ankle earlier this week. Weems had his ankle wrapped up.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:47:22 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eric Weems (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 1, after having his ankle rolled on Tuesday, July 31.
Sun, 13 May 2012 10:21:29 -0700
Chicago Bears special teams coach Dave Toub said WR Eric Weems will be used as a kick returner along with WR Devin Hester during games.
Sat, 31 Mar 2012 06:01:01 -0700
The Chicago Bears are reportedly only $3.5 million under the salary cap after the acquisition of WR Brandon Marshall via trade and the signings of RB Michael Bush, QB Jason Campbell and WR Eric Weems.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:25:53 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Chicago Bears signed WR Eric Weems to a three-year deal worth $4.2 million. The deal includes $1.5 million in guaranteed money.
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 07:26:13 -0700
The Chicago Bears signed free-agent WR/KR Eric Weems (Falcons) to a three-year contract.
Sat, 28 Jan 2012 21:30:46 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons might bring back free-agent WR Eric Weems (Falcons) as the third receiver if they elect not to bring back WR Harry Douglas, or Douglas gets a deal elsewhere.
Sun, 20 Nov 2011 19:53:03 -0800
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas had four receptions for 51 yards in Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans. WR Eric Weems added three catches for 20 yards, as those two factored in more with WR Julio Jones (hamstring) inactive.
Wed, 12 Oct 2011 22:05:44 -0700
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Wednesday, Oct. 12, that WR Harry Douglas won't necessarily be a full-time player in Week 6 despite WR Julio Jones (hamstring) not playing. "It will be a rotation. (WR Eric Weems) will get snaps. (WR Kerry Meier) will get snaps," Smith said. "One man's misfortune, I've said many times, is another guy's opportunity."
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 14:59:07 -0700
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said WR Eric Weems (knee) underwent knee surgery this offseason. Weems was able to participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 4.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:25:39 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed free-agents QB John Parker Wilson, WR Eric Weems and DT Vance Walker.
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 15:35:26 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have two restricted free agents to consider re-signing for the 2011 season: CB Brent Grimes and WR Eric Weems.
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:36:04 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons are expected to re-sign impending free-agent WR Eric Weems once free agency starts. Weems could receive more time in the offense this season.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:44:50 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons believe that WR Eric Weems has the ability to make big plays on the offensive side of the ball, reports Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com.
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 17:15:06 -0800
Atlanta Falcons WR Eric Weems set a NFL postseason record in the team's Divisional Round playoff game by returning a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Thu, 06 Jan 2011 19:48:38 -0800
Atlanta Falcons WR Eric Weems was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Weems averaged 30.9 yards on his kickoff returns in December, and he recorded touchdowns on both a punt and a kickoff during the month. The Pro Bowl specialist Weems also recorded a team-high 16 tackles on special teams this season, including a team-best five in December.
Sat, 25 Dec 2010 16:27:34 -0800
Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham (groin), DT Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), LB Curtis Lofton (knee), FB Ovie Mughelli (shoulder) and WR Eric Weems (knee) all went through a full practice Saturday, Dec. 25, and are listed as questionable for the team's Week 16 game against the New Orleans Saints, reports AtlantaFalcons.com.
Fri, 24 Dec 2010 12:19:38 -0800
Atlanta Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli (shoulder), WR Eric Weems (knee), DL Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), DL John Abraham (groin) and LB Curtis Lofton (knee) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 24, and are expected to play in Week 16, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter.
Thu, 23 Dec 2010 14:30:12 -0800
Atlanta Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli (shoulder), WR Eric Weems (knee) and DT Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 23, according to AtlantaFalcons.com.
Thu, 09 Dec 2010 22:05:46 -0800
Atlanta Falcons WR Eric Weems was named the NFC Special Teams Player for Week 13, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Weems set a franchise record with a 102-yard kickoff return for touchdown in Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fri, 03 Dec 2010 13:18:03 -0800
Atlanta Falcons WR Michael Jenkins (quadriceps), WR Eric Weems (pectoral), DL John Abraham (groin), DL Kroy Biermann (ankle), LB Curtis Lofton (knee) and SS William Moore (thigh) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 3, and are probable for Week 13, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter. All players are expected to play.
Thu, 02 Dec 2010 14:57:12 -0800
Atlanta Falcons WRs Michael Jenkins (quadriceps) and Eric Weems (pectoral), DEs John Abraham (groin) and Kroy Biermann (ankle), LB Curtis Lofton (knee) and SS William Moore (thigh) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 2, according to AtlantaFalcons.com.