Bears offseason acquisition Eric Weems is expected to play a number of different roles on special…
Weems ready to serve many roles
The Atlanta Falcons drafted Eric Weems in 2007, when Phil Emery was director of scouting. During his five seasons with the Atlanta Flacons, Weems proved himself as one of the top kick returners in the NFL. In 2010, he was third overall in kick return average (27.5 YDS), bringing one back 102 yards for a TD. He returned another 102-yarder for a touchdown in that season's playoff game versus the Green Bay Packers. Also in 2010, he returned 18 punts for a 12.8-yard average – which, had it qualified, would have ranked third overall in the league – and another touchdown. For his efforts that year, Weems was named an All Pro selection and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl. Weems hit free agency this offseason and Emery, now the GM for the Chicago Bears, went back to the well, signing Weems to a three-year, $4....
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