Earlier this week, the Bears released wide receiver Earl Bennett after Bennett declined to take a pay cut for the 2014 season.
Wide receiver and special teams stalwart Eric Weems was faced with the same decision. He was set to make $1.1 million and the Bears wanted him to take less in exchange for keeping his job in Chicago.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that he made the same choice as Bennett and is expected to follow Bennett off the roster. Weems will leave $500,000 in dead money on the cap because of the signing bonus he got from the team when he signed as a free agent before the 2012 season.
Weems will be missed on the team’s coverage units and his skills in that area will likely have him finding work, if not $1.1 million, before too long.