Eric Weems agrees to cut his contract from 1.1 million to 730k

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,’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.

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