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#14 - Eric Weems

WIDE RECEIVER
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 195
College: Bethune-Cookman
Exp: 5th

Player Information

He was born on July 4, 1985 in Ormond Beach, FL, but attended Seabreeze High in Daytona Beach, FL. As a freshman, he caught 44 passes for 703 yards (16.0 avg) and 6 touchdowns, while also rushing for 218 yards on 41 carries (5.3 avg) and 4 touchdowns. He caught 35 passes for 539 yards (15.4 avg) and a score as a sophomore, adding 541 yards on the ground via 55 carries (9.8 avg) and 9 more touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 37 passes for 427 yards (11.5 avg) and 3 scores with 82 carries, 594 rushing yards (7.2 avg), and 11 rushing touchdowns. He was arrested prior to his junior season and charged with battery for assaulting a security guard. As a senior, he had career highs with 69 catches for 918 yards (13.3) and 9 touchdowns. He also rushed for 145 yards on 27 carries (5.4 avg). He also returned 19 punts for 331 yards (17.4 avg). He earned 1st team All-MEAC honors. He was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2007. He was voted to the NFC team in the 2010 Pro Bowl.

Career Statistics

  RECEIVING RUSHING
Year Team G GS No. Yds Avg TD Att. Yds TD
2007 ATL 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2008 ATL 6 0 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0
2009 ATL 16 0 6 50 8.3 2 8 53 0
2010 ATL 16 4 6 61 10.2 0 0 0 0
2011 ATL 16 2 11 90 8.2 0 0 0 0
2012 CHI 16 1 2 27 13.5 0 0 0 0
2013 CHI 16 0 1 8 8.0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 87 7 27 240 8.9 2 8 53 0

Other Stats

Kickoff Returns: 2008: 1 return for 19 yards; 2009: 48 returns for 1214 yards (25.3 avg); 2010: 40 returns for 1100 yards (27.5) and 1 touchdown; 2011: 24 returns for 563 yards (23.5 avg); 2012: 13 returns for 231 yards (17.8 avg); 2013: 5 returns for 57 yards (11.4 avg). Totals: 131 returns for 3184 yards (24.3 avg) and 1 touchdown.
Punt Returns: 2009: 27 returns for 270 yards (10.0 avg); 2010: 18 returns for 230 yards (12.8 avg) and 1 touchdown; 2011: 32 returns for 315 yards (9.8 avg); 2012: 1 return for 0 yards. Totals: 78 returns for 815 yards (10.4 avg) and 1 touchdown.
Special Teams: 2008: 3 tackles; 2009: 10 tackles; 2010: 16 tackles; 2011: 12 tackles; 2012: 12 tackles; 2013: 13 tackles. Totals: 66 tackles.
Fumbles: 2009: 3 fumbles, 2 lost; 2012: 1 fumble, 3 recoveries; 2013: 1 recovery, 1 forced. Totals: 4 fumbles, 4 recoveries, 2 lost, 1 forced.
Transactions

Signed by Atlanta Falcons on April 30, 2007 ... Cut by Falcons on September 1, 2007 ... Cut by Falcons on August 30, 2008 ... Re-signed by Falcons to their practice squad on August 31, 2008 ... Re-signed by Falcons on July 30, 2011 ... Signed by Chicago Bears on March 14, 2012 ... Restructured contract with Bears on April 10, 2014 ... Cut by Bears on August 16, 2014 ... Signed by Falcons on April 21, 2014.

Contract details

Signed to a two-year contract by Falcons with base salaries of: $285,000 (2007) and $370,000 (2008) ... Signed a one-year restricted free agent tender with Falcons in 2011 ... Signed a three-year deal with the Bears in 2012 ... In 2014, he reduced his base salary from $1 million to $730,000 ... He signed a one-year deal with Falcons in 2014 worth $730,000.


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