Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:13pm
The wide receiver was injured in the second quarter on a downfield route. He had to be helped off the field and was immediately taken to the locker room. He initially appeared unable to put any weight on the foot.
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 11:39am
Former Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes has agreed to terms with the Bears, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Bears visit the Jets in Week 3 – a Monday night game on Sept. 22. Both teams will be interested to see how much Holmes has left.
Holmes does not figure to be a major contributor initially for the Bears. Their top receivers are Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, whom the Jets passed on in the 2012 draft, to select Stephen Hill. (To this point, Jeffery has been far more productive than Hill).
The Bears' second-string receivers are Marquess Wilson and Eric Weems, with Josh Bellamy and Josh Morgan occupying the third line on the depth chart. Wilson, the leading candidate to be the team's No. 3 receiver, sustained a broken collarbone earlier this month in a training camp practice. It remains unclear how long Wilson will be out, but the Bears don't expect to begin the season with him.
Friday, August 15, 2014, 11:42am
With Bears WR Marquess Wilson expected to miss time in the regular season because of a broken collarbone at camp, competition has opened up for the No. 3 receiver position. Eric Weems appears to be the favorite but doesn't exactly stand out as much as he exhibits consistency. Josh Morgan provides flash plays and run-after-catch ability, but he lacks Weems' consistency. Josh Bellamy, Micheal Spurlock and Chris Williams are also in the mix. But expect the team's decision to come down to Weems and Morgan.
Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:12pm
Monday, December 3, 2012, 9:07am
Alshon Jeffery (knee) was inactive for the game.
Jeffery is moving closer to returning from a minor knee procedure he underwent on Nov. 21 that was expected to sideline him for 2-4 weeks. The rookie wideout did some light running on Saturday and ran routes during pregame warmups on Sunday. There is a chance he is cleared to resume practicing at some point this week.
Hester left early with what was later termed as a concussion and was replaced by Eric Weems.
Forte departed the game in the third quarter with an ankle issue and had lost a fumble in the first half. Running back Michael Bush, who had two first half touchdown runs, took over full-time duties after that.
Tillman also left the game with an ankle injury while guards Chris Spencer and Lance Louis also departed the contest with knee ailments.
Michael Bush is an obvious pickup if Forte misses any time with the ankle injury.
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 11:52am
There is no doubt that Green Bay has weaker special teams. The Pack allowed a record 102-yard kickoff return to Eric Weems in Atlanta, and in the loss to the Bears, Devin Hester had a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown.
It will be imperative that Packers punter Tim Masthay duplicates his Week 17 effort against Hester. In that game, Masthay, who didn’t punt once against the Falcons, kicked to Hester eight times and the Bear returned only two. Masthay put four punts inside the 20-yard line, two of them inside the five, and had a touchback. The Packers totally bottled up Hester. “The objective, when you’ve got a guy who can change the game the way Devin can, is you’ve got to limit the space that he has to operate in,” Slocum said. “And, No. 2, limit the total number of return opportunities.”
Injury Report for Monday Night - Saints @ Falcons
New Orleans Saints
TE Dave Thomas
RB Chris Ivory
There is no indication at all that White will miss Monday night's game. Plan on starting him as you normally would, but if you have a roster spot to spare, it wouldn't be a bad idea to add one of the secondary Atlanta or New Orleans receivers just in case.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 7:44pm
Tight end Tony Gonzalez hopes he can play this week and get the four catches he needs to reach 1,000 for his career.
"Yeah, that's part of the motivation," said Gonzalez, who's battling back from calf injury. "It's a milestone. It's a great milestone. I would love to be able to get it done this year."
Gonzalez, running back Michael Turner (ankle), linebacker Curtis Lofton (shoulder/hamstring), defensive tackle Thomas Johnson (knee), wide receiver Eric Weems (head) and Peprah (hamstring) did not practice.
Thursday, December 17, 2009, 11:11am
Falcons wide receiver Eric Weems was arrested in DeKalb County on Nov. 16 for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to DeKalb County jail records. He posted a $1,100 bond.
"We became aware of Eric's situation on Tuesday morning," coach Mike Smith said Wednesday night. "We don't like these kinds of incidents and we're disappointed."
Weems, who made the Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent, is the team’s kick returner and has caught six passes for 50 yards. He’s had six rushes for 36 yards.
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