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Weems Came to Bears for "The Best Chance to Win"

Chauncey Davis and Eric Weems were teammates with the Falcons, so when Weems became a free agent this offseason, he contacted Davis about the Bears.

"He told me it's a great coaching staff," Weems said. "Guys want to come in and work for Lovie. He said guys work hard there. It's all about business. It's a football city, so you can't come in and play around."


"I was looking for a team with the best chance to win and I felt like this was the best place I could be."

Weems was an undrafted free agent in 2007, making his mark through hard work and his special teams prowess, earning a Pro Bowl nomination in 2010. He'll be pairing, of course, with Devin Hester.

"It's going to be great to work with a guy like him," Weems said. "I'll learn a few things from him, see how he works every day and why he's such a great player. He's a future Hall of Famer, so I'm looking forward to interacting with him and picking his brain a little bit."


"Wherever they want me to be and wherever they need me to be, I'm here to fill in," he said. "I want to go out there and show them why they signed me as a free agent."