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NFL Free Agency: Falcons Re-Sign Eric Weems, According To Report

Kind of an unusual course of events on this one, but here goes: early Saturday afternoon, Falcons Pro Bowl kick returner Eric Weems, a restricted free agent, sent a tweet that implied he'd re-signed with the team. But shortly after he tweeted, "Back for another year baby," that tweet disappeared.

CBS Sports' Knox Bardeen checked to confirm that Weems has indeed signed back on.

The terms and financials of the deal have not yet been disclosed. (Update: Team confirms: one-year deal.) Weems, who was named to his first career Pro Bowl as a special teamer in 2010, was an exclusive rights free agent and had made no indication of any desire to leave Atlanta.

A guy who was brought in as an undrafted rookie and essentially worked his way up through the ranks, Weems has found his role on the Falcons as a fantastic kickoff coverage man and as a backup receiver. His two return TD's last season (one kickoff, one punt) also displayed his game-changing ability as a return specialist.

With Weems now under contract, that leaves only Justin Blalock, Jason Snelling, and Brent Grimes as the remaining Falcons free agents who have yet to re-sign with the team.

 

Name Pos. Age Status Word on the street

 

Brent Grimes CB 28 RFA

 

Brian Finneran WR 35 UFA Won't re-sign; Rams target

 

Brian Williams CB 32 UFA Won't re-sign

 

Eric Weems KR 26 RFA ATL: 1-Yr

 

Harvey Dahl RG 30 UFA STL: 4-Yr

 

Jason Snelling RB 27 UFA Rams target

 

Jerious Norwood HB 27 UFA Won't re-sign

 

Justin Blalock LG 27 UFA

 

Matt Bryant K 36 UFA Reportedly re-signing

 

Michael Koenen P 29 UFA TB: 6-Yr, $19.5M

 

Mike Peterson OLB 35 UFA ATL: 1-Yr

 

Ray Edwards DE 26 UFA ATL: 5-Yr, $30M

 

Stephen Nicholas OLB 28 UFA ATL: 5-Yr, $17.5M

 

Thomas Johnson DT 30 UFA Won't re-sign

 

Tyson Clabo RT 29 UFA ATL: 5-Yr, $25-27M

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.