Pro Bowler Eric Weems had offseason knee surgery

110115 Atlanta - Atlanta Falcons Eric Weems returns a kickoff for a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers for a 14-7 lead during 2nd quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.     Curtis Compton  ccompton@ajc.com

110115 Atlanta - Atlanta Falcons Eric Weems returns a kickoff for a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers for a 14-7 lead during 2nd quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

By Chris Vivlamore

FLOWERY BRANCH – Wide receiver Eric Weems, who returned to practice on Thursday, underwent knee surgery during the offseason, according to coach Mike Smith.

Smith would describe the surgery only as “a little procedure on his knee” following Thursday’s evening practice.

It was the first practice for Weems, who signed a one-year second-roudn tender worth $1.8 million in July.

Weems went to the Pro Bowl last season at the special teams player.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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18 comments Add your comment

D Falcons

August 4th, 2011
9:27 pm

It’s amazing how many athletes get off-season surgeries without anyone knowing until the next season. Let’s hope Eric will be 100% by opening day. Does this mean Quizz and maybe Douglas would be the fill-in return specialists if he’s not ready to go?

Falconfan4Life

August 4th, 2011
9:32 pm

Unfortunately the field turf and the constant pounding and pressure on the knees there will be many players that will eventually need knee surgeries.

D Falcons

August 4th, 2011
9:38 pm

By the way, DOL, is there any chance the Falcons are trying to bring in Cotchery to add experience at WR?

JSS

August 4th, 2011
11:16 pm

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-eeeeems had an owie! I like those overarchievers Weems and Grimes… It is too bad that they are the type of players who will get the shaft development wise under the new CBA…

tjhook

August 5th, 2011
2:34 am

Yes! I want cotchery on the team. He runs great underneath routes; would be a good mentor to Kerry Meier.

tjhook

August 5th, 2011
2:35 am

And a healthy Weems is Awesome!!

Dan

August 5th, 2011
3:53 am

Any interest in Taylor Mays??? I think he defines the word explosive! 6′2″ runs a 4.3 and hits like a truck. Would love to see him paired with William Moore. I would dare any wr to come across the middle. I think the Falcons would know how good he can be since he blocked one of our kicks and return for a score last year

SeenThisB4

August 5th, 2011
9:03 am

Weems is an awesome return specialists. Hope everything is good. Sounds to me if it were major surgery we would have heard about it. This is going to be a great season for ATL.

Jamaaliver

August 5th, 2011
10:27 am

Know what reeks? Since the players were locked out and Weems was Free-Agent anyway, he had to pay for his own medical bills for a football concern.

Real disappointed

August 5th, 2011
11:06 am

I just hope Mattty Ice has built up some arm strength.

Queensbridge

August 5th, 2011
11:34 am

Hey DOL, is there a reason why you sound like you have a disability whenever I hear your interviews

Stevie B

August 5th, 2011
12:19 pm

Queensbridge: Is there a reason why you sound like you have a disability whenever you comment on the blog. You are a sad human being.

Sid

August 5th, 2011
1:22 pm

Hey Daryl, sounds like we have signed a lot of guys to one year deals…………how many so far?

Sid is an Idiot

August 5th, 2011
1:41 pm

Shut the hell up Sid. No one cares about your questions

Queensbridge

August 5th, 2011
2:48 pm

Hey Stevie Beeyatch…I am sad right now.

Stevie B

August 5th, 2011
9:51 pm

Hey Queensbridge…..you are a certifiable idiot. Get a job and stop being a leach on society.

Paddy

August 6th, 2011
6:12 am

D Falcon…..does not sound like more than micro-surgery. Was probably back working out in 10 days to 2 weeks after. But if you must worry, he is a good one to worry about.

Queensbridge

August 8th, 2011
2:54 pm

Stevie, stevie, stevie…please, you don’t want to go there with your minimum wage gig. Go flip those patties and shut your front door, tool.