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Apr 11, 2014
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Bears WR Eric Weems has agreed to a pay cut.

Weems agrees to reduced salary

The Chicago Bears asked kick returner/receiver Eric Weems back 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, and on Thursday the veteran complied, according to documents obtained by ESPN.com. 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.
Chicago Tribune Apr 11, 2014

Eric Weems takes pay cut to stay with Bears

Ultimately, Eric Weems made the decision that accepting a pay cut from the Chicago Bears was better than the uncertainty of the open market.

Eric Weems takes pay cut to stay with Bears

Ultimately, Eric Weems made the decision that accepting a pay cut from the Chicago Bears was better than the uncertainty of the open market.
KFFL Apr 11, 2014

Bears | Eric Weems could be returner

Chicago Bears WR Eric Weems ...

Source: Bears ask Weems to take pay cut

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears have asked veteran kick returner/wide receiver Eric Weems to take a pay cut from the $1.1 million base salary he is scheduled to earn in 2014, according to a source familiar with the situation. Weems is expected to be released if he declines the proposed salary reduction, per the source. Weems signed a three-year deal, $4.25 million that included a $1.5 million bonus. His salary cap number for the upcoming season is $1.

Hixon adds competition for Weems, Bennett

At first glance, it seemed Chicago’s signing Thursday of receiver Domenik Hixon might spell the end for players such as Eric Weems or Earl Bennett, which might eventually be the case. But from the looks of Hixon’s one-year deal worth $823,750, it appears he’ll have to beat out Weems and Bennett to stick as a special-teamer and possible No. 3 receiver. “We’re bringing him in to compete, to find a spot on our roster,” Bears general manager Phil Emery said.

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