The Chicago Bears asked kick returner/receiver Eric Weems in March to take a pay cut from the $1.1 million he was scheduled to earn in 2014, ESPNChicago.com’s Jeff Dickerson reported, but at first Weems did not agree to the deal. Well it looks like Weems eventually settled for a lesser contract.
The Bears reduced Weems’ $1.1 million base salary for 2014 to $730,000, and the deal still includes a $100,000 workout bonus and escalators worth up to $500,000 for receptions. The new deal reduces Weems’ cap figure of $1.6 million for 2014 to $1.33 million.
Weems was expected to be released if he declined the salary reduction. Weems joined the Bears on a three-year deal worth $4.25 million in 2012 that included a $1.5 million bonus. Eric Weems was a legend for Bethune-Cookman back in the day, and it is awesome to see he will still be in the NFL playing at a very high level.Do you follow the NFL Draft? If so follow NFL Draft Diamonds on Twitter and Facebook for up to date NFL Draft News, NFL Draft Projections, and NFL Draft Rankings. Jesus is the only way to Salvation