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Falcons sign Weems, release Sambrano


FLOWERY BRANCH -- Wide receiver Eric Weems, who made the Pro Bowl as a special teams player while with the Falcons, was re-signed by the team on Thursday.

Weems was recently released by the Chicago Bears.

The Falcons waived wide receiver Jabin Sambrano.

Weems, 5-foot-9. 195 pounds, was originally signed by the Falcons as a college free agent out of Bethune-Cookman following the 2007 NFL draft.

He played five seasons with the Falcons before signing with the Chicago Bears in 2012.

Weems set a franchise record for the longest kick return touchdown in Falcons history with a 102-yard return at Tampa Bay



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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.