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 had the best season of his career in 2003, catching a career-high 35 passes and gaining a career-high 437 yards.
Weaver caught a career-high three touchdown passes in 2002, despite totaling just six catches on the season.
Two of Weaver’s best games have come against the Patriots. He caught his first career touchdown against New England as a member of the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 7, 2001. He also made a career-high five receptions against the Patriots at Foxboro Stadium on Dec. 24, 2000.
As a rookie in 2000, Weaver was named to Pro Football Weekly’s all-rookie team after starting 10 of 16 games for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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.