Weems still with us

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  1. Bearsinhouston

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    Can't seem to shake him. I think he may be here longer than Mannelly. Seriously, I wonder if he will make it on the team by the time the season starts.

    Eric Weems changes course, takes pay cut with Bears
    Posted by Josh Alper on April 13, 2014, 7:51 AM EDT
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    Back in March, it looked like Eric Weems would join Earl Bennett as Bears wide receivers released after refusing pay cuts for the 2014 season.
    The Bears never made an official roster move, though, and that left Weems with enough time to decide to give the Bears what they wanted in exchange for continued employment with the team. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Weems agreed to the cut last week.
    Weems’ salary will go from $1 million to $730,000, the veteran’s minimum for a player with his experience. He also retained a $100,000 workout bonus, which leaves the Bears with an extra $270,000 of cap space to go with their actual savings.
    The move won’t guarantee Weems, who does almost all of his work on special teams, a roster spot, but he probably wasn’t looking at more than the veteran’s minimum with any other team if the Bears had cut him loose. With the workout bonus, he stands to make more than that in Chicago and that probably explains the course correction since last month.
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    Call it severance pay. If he makes the roster this year then we really screwed up in FA with CWill, Hixon and all of the DBs we signed.
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    yeah... I just figuered it meant that we give him a chance to compete. I'd be surprised if he won, but it's not like he totally sucks. Stranger things have happened.
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    st's depth, meh.
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    Weems will definitely push guys to earn a roster spot on the 53. But seems like he hasn't done much since joining Da Bears and only gets attention when taking a stupid unnecessary roughness.

    Our special teams doesn't have much veteran leadership right now especially with the apparent lose of costanzo, who's still out in the FA market.
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    The longer Costanzo stays out there, the more chance he may return to Phils open arms.
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    Good stuff. Thanks Soul
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