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85 Jed Weaver TE
Timothy Jed Weaver was born Aug. 11, 1976 in Redmond, Ore. … Weaver earned all-league honors in football and baseball at Redmond (Ore.) High and was a third-team all-state choice as a pitcher his senior year … An outdoorsman, he enjoys hunting, fishing and golf … Weaver also worked in the community by building houses for Habitat for Humanity while in San Francisco … He resides in Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Redmond, Ore. … His cousins—Jeff Weaver, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Jered Weaver, a 2004 first-round selection (pitcher) by the Anaheim Angels— play professional baseball … His brother, Dan, also played college football at Oregon.
Jed Weaver was signed by the Patriots as a veteran free agent on September 29, 2004 … Originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round (208th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft … Waived by the Eagles (08/22/00) and claimed by the Miami Dolphins (08/23/00) … Signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an unrestricted free agent (03/14/03) … Signed by the Denver Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (03/19/04) … Released by the Broncos (09/05/04).
Career GP/GS: 90/37 (3/1)
In his first five seasons in the NFL, Weaver did not miss a game, playing in all 80 contests.
Weaver, who began his career at Oregon as a walk-on, earned a starting spot by the time his senior season rolled around … In his collegiate career, he caught 43 passes for 681 yards and six touchdowns … As a senior, grabbed 39 passes for 623 yards with five touchdowns, and was a second-team All-Pac 10 selection … Earned a degree in environmental studies and anthropology.
2004 (10/1, 0/0): Played in 10 games with one start at tight end after signing as a veteran free agent (9/29) … Served as the team's third tight end for much of the season … Caught eight passes for 93 yards … Grabbed his first reception in a Patriots uniform with a 10-yard catch against Buffalo (11/14/04) … Led the team in receiving yards in the regular season finale (1/2/05) … Was inactive for all three playoff contests. N.Y. Jets (10/24): In his Patriots debut, saw limited action at tight end in the fourth quarter. Buffalo (11/14): Earned his first start in a Patriots uniform as New England began the game in a three tight end set … Hauled in his first reception of the season on a 10-yard catch along the right sideline in the first quarter. Baltimore (11/28): Saw action in three tight end formations. Cleveland (12/5): Caught one pass for seven yards. Cincinnati (12/12): Saw extensive action at tight end and caught two passes for 14 yards. San Francisco (1/2): Led the team with 62 receiving yards on four receptions in the Patriots' 21-7 victory over his former club … Grabbed a 17-yard reception on thirdand- three in the second quarter … Snared a 25-yard reception over the middle in the third quarter.
2003 (16/15 – San Francisco): In his only season with San Francisco, had a breakout year, starting 15 of 16 games and racking up 35 catches for 437 yards and a touchdown. St. Louis (9/14): Caught three passes for 35 yards, including long of 18. Cleveland (9/21): Tallied two receptions for 24 yards. Seattle (10/12): Recorded two catches for 16 yards and was also credited with one solo special teams tackle. St. Louis (11/2): Had two receptions for 16 yards. Pittsburgh (11/17): Came back two weeks later with four receptions for 28 yards. Baltimore (11/30): Tallied four receptions for 27 yards. Arizona (12/7): Caught four passes for a career-high 76 yards (19.0), including long of 26. Cincinnati (12/14): Had two receptions for 27 yards. Philadelphia (12/21): Led the team with 61 receiving yards on three receptions (20.3), including long of 30. Seattle (12/27): Recorded four receptions for 58 yards (14.5), including a long of 22, and his lone touchdown of the year.
2002 (16/4 – Miami): Saw action in all 16 games for Miami (four starts), and ended the season with six catches for 75 yards and three touchdowns … All six of his receptions went for first downs. Baltimore (11/17): Posted a season-long 25-yard reception. Buffalo (12/1): Caught two passes for a team-high 18 yards, including a one-yard touchdown reception. Chicago (12/9): Grabbed a five-yard touchdown pass. Minnesota (12/21): Caught his second touchdown of the season, a three-yarder.
2001 (16/7 – Miami): Appeared in 16 games (seven starts) with Miami and caught 18 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns, which led the team's tight ends. New England (10/7): Posted his first career regular-season touchdown when he hauled in a 14-yard pass. Buffalo (11/25): Had two catches for 25 yards and a touchdown. New England (12/22): Grabbed three catches for 53 yards. Atlanta (12/30): Recorded two catches for 36 yards, including season-long 27-yard reception.
2000 (16/0 – Miami): After being waived by Philadelphia following training camp (8/22), Weaver was claimed off waivers one day later by Miami … Played in all 16 regular-season games in reserve role, and finished with 10 receptions for 179 yards. Baltimore (9/17): Hauled in a career-long 41-yard reception. Detroit (11/5): Only reception was for 33 yards, the second-longest catch of career. New England (12/24): Had one of his best games as a pro, making a career-high five receptions for 63 yards. Indianapolis (12/30): Caught one pass for nine yards and touchdown.
1999 (16/10 – Philadelphia): Started 10 of the 16 games he played as rookie with Philadelphia … Caught 11 passes for 91 yards … Was selected to Pro Football Weekly's All-Rookie team. Buffalo (9/26): Made his first NFL reception on a 14-yard catch and finished the game with two catches for 22 yards. Miami (10/24): Had four receptions for 27 yards. Washington (11/14): Accounted for a two-point conversion on a reception from Donovan McNabb.
Jed's cousin, Jeff Weaver, is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.