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Eric Weems returns to the Falcons

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On the next Hard Knocks: A veteran receiver and special teams ace returns, and a youngster gets cut for the fifth time in his NFL career.

Eric Weems, a wide receiver and return man who played for the Falcons from 2007 to 2011, re-signed with Atlanta today. Weems was a Pro Bowl kick returner for the Falcons in 2010 and is also a solid player on kick coverage.

Weems spent the last two seasons with the Bears and wasn’t as much of a contributor, either on offense or special teams, in Chicago as he had been in Atlanta. The Falcons know what they’re getting in Weems, and they like what they’re getting.

To make room for Weems on the 90-man roster, the Falcons waived wide receiver Jabin Sambrano. Although Sambrano has never played in a regular-season game, he has bounced around the league long enough to get cut by the Buccaneers and Jaguars, and get cut by the Colts twice. Now he can add the Falcons to his list.

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6 Responses to “Eric Weems returns to the Falcons”
  1. GBwomenrhot says: Aug 21, 2014 4:09 PM

    Good luck Falcon fans, this version of Weems isn’t the same one that left after 2011….has a hard time running routes, has a hard time catching the ball.

    On Special Teams I can guarantee a dumb penalty by him just as your returner is crossing the Goal line….yes, Hester would hold the record now if Weems hadn’t been playing with him.

    Good luck

  2. steviaquinn says: Aug 21, 2014 4:12 PM

    No more late night card games at Weem’s house Roddy!!

  3. intelligent cement says: Aug 21, 2014 4:33 PM

    Wide receiver? Maybe.
    Special Teams Ace? Notsomuch.

  4. superbearssuperbowl says: Aug 21, 2014 5:03 PM

    Weems is the worst – have that bum all you please!

  5. bassplucker says: Aug 21, 2014 5:04 PM

    Phil Emery’s first three FA signings as the Bears GM were Devin Thomas, Blake Costanzo, and Eric Weems. They all seemed like great gets at the time — especially for special-teams purposes– but none of them really turned out for the Bears like I thought they would.

    Fortunately, Emery’s more recent pickups, by and large, have done a lot better.

  6. vdogg says: Aug 21, 2014 5:36 PM

    Kick returner to let Hester relax the next few weeks before the season starts…..

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