Wide receiver Eric Weems has agreed to a new two-year contract with the Falcons, according to a report by ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure. Weems made $730,000 last season, when he had 10 catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10.
Falcons wide receiver Eric Weems came down with his second touchdown of the season in his team's 30-14 victory over the Saints in Week 16. Weems hauled in a 3-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan in the second quarter. It was his only catch of the afternoon. Weems has 10 catches for 102 yards and two scores this season. He'll look to end the regular season on a high note against Carolina.
The Falcons got a bunch of contributions in their 43-37 loss at Green Bay. Running back Jacquizz Rodgers ran three times for 20 yards and caught a 14-yard pass. Wideout Harry Douglas caught two of three targets for 11 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown. Rookie running back Devonta Freeman caught two passes for 10 yards, and receiver Eric Weems had a 5-yard touchdown reception. Fullback Patrick DiMarco had a 9-yard grab. They'll all play the Steelers in Week 15.
The Falcons backup pass catchers did little Week 13 against the Cardinals. Levine Toilolo managed to haul in four balls, gaining 15 yards. He was the target of a 1 yard score from Matt Ryan in the first quarter. Devin Hester had just one catch, gaining 10 yards. He also gained 4 yards on a rushing attempt. Eric Weems pulled in two balls, but gained just 9 yards. They'll look for more Week 14 against the Packers.
The Falcons backups made an impact Thursday against the Buccaneers. With the team up by a ton, Atlanta started using their subs in the third quarter. Jacquizz Rodgers received five carries for 6 yards. Rodgers also caught a pass for 3 yards. Eric Weems seemed to be the biggest beneficiary, hauling in four passes for 69 yards. Fullback Patrick DiMarco gained 35 yards on three catches. Levine Toilolo also contributed, catching two passes for 25 yards. Courtney Roby picked up 11 yards on one reception. They'll take on the Vikings Week 4.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|3||09/27||@New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|7||10/23||San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|8||10/30||Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|9||11/04||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|13||12/04||Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|14||12/11||@Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|15||12/18||San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|17||01/01||New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|3 Year Avg||5||4||40||1||2||10.00||10|