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Eric Weddle | Defensive Back

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
College: Utah
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Contract-year FS Eric Weddle believes he's headed into his final season with the Chargers.
Due $7.5 million in the final year of his contract, Weddle is unhappy the Bolts haven't played ball on an extension. A 2007 second-rounder, Weddle turned 30 in January. He's spent his entire career in San Diego, and been a playmaker throughout. He remained one of the league's top safeties in 2014. Jul 30 - 6:40 PM

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Chargers FS Eric Weddle will attend this week's mandatory minicamp.

Weddle skipped all voluntary workouts to protest his contract, which will pay him $7.5 million this year. The Chargers then informed him bluntly that they won't be upgrading his contract and will instead let him test free agency in March. Weddle is feeling a bit betrayed, but isn't going to start racking up fines for no reason. He'll be a full participant in this week's minicamp, training camp and the season.
Jun 15 - 11:08 AM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco said he expects FS Eric Weddle to report to minicamp this week.

"I'd expect him to be here," said Telesco. "He's a pro. He's a big part of this team. We know everything about him. We'll know he'll be ready to go. I'm not worried about that at all." Weddle is unhappy with his contract despite being the NFL's third-highest paid safety. This week's minicamp is mandatory, so Weddle will be subject to a fine if he doesn't show.
Jun 14 - 12:53 PM

The Chargers have informed FS Eric Weddle that they will not discuss an upgrade to his contract.

Even after skipping Chargers Organized Team Activities, Weddle's agent says his client won't make a fuss. The sides have agreed to part ways following this season. "He'll be excited about playing this year and then hit free agency," said player rep David Canter. "We're disappointed and will continue to be disappointed. But Eric will go all out this season." Weddle is 30 years old. He'll collect $7.5 million in the final year of his deal.
Jun 1 - 5:16 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Chargers FS Eric Weddle will be a no-show for Organized Team Activities.

This has long been expected. Weddle wants a new contract and recently stated he won't report to workouts "anytime soon." Owed $7.5 million, Weddle is entering the last year of his contract. He turned 30 this past January.
May 25 - 4:24 PM

Eric Weddle said he won't report to team workouts "anytime soon."

Weddle is angling for a new contract and it sounds like he'll be a no-show until that happens. Despite not practicing, Weddle hasn't been totally out of the loop. He still checks in regularly with defensive coordinator John Pagano and met with coaches at the team's facility last month before the offseason program began. Weddle will be subject to fines if he doesn't appear at the Chargers' mandatory mini-camp that starts on June 16.
May 6 - 10:09 AM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco expects to sign FS Eric Weddle to a contract extension.

"He's a major part of our team," Telesco said. "I'm sure our future would have him involved. We've got some players that we'll talk with, extension discussions. Obviously, he's one of those guys." Weddle is holding out of voluntary workouts in search of a new contract. The Chargers have been rebuffed by Philip Rivers in long-term talks, leaving Weddle and contract-year RE Corey Liuget as their top priorities. San Diego isn't expected to approach Weddle until after the draft.
Apr 22 - 6:59 PM

Chargers FS Eric Weddle skipped the first day of voluntary workouts Monday and is in search of a new contract.

Weddle, 30, is owed a $7.5 million salary in the final year of his deal. "I feel highly, highly disrespected," he said. "... There is no reason for me to put out any more effort." The Chargers have been trying to reach out to Philip Rivers about an extension and, to this point, ignored Weddle's requests. Weddle is a three-time Pro Bowler and the Chargers' defensive captain.
Apr 20 - 8:09 PM

Chargers FS Eric Weddle said he would be willing to restructure his deal in order to create cap space.

Weddle is due $6 million in 2013, so he could reduce his cap number by converting his base salary into a signing bonus. Phillip Rivers has also told the Chargers that he would be open to restructuring his contract. San Diego is currently around $8 million under the salary cap.
Sat, Mar 2, 2013 08:44:00 PM

Chargers FS Eric Weddle (concussion) is expected to play versus the Bengals in Week 13.

Weddle admitted he didn't know where he was after the hit in Sunday's game, but he must have passed his baseline test on Monday. He will have to clear another mid-week test to gain clearance for game action.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 04:29:00 PM

Chargers FS Eric Weddle sustained a concussion in Sunday's Week 12 overtime loss to the Ravens.

Weddle went down on the fateful 4th-and-29 play that will end up as the humiliating signature of the Chargers' season. The hard-hitting safety admitted he got knocked out. "I feel fine now. ... I just didn't know where I was at," he said.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 08:47:00 PM

Chargers DBs coach Steve Wilks explained that Eric Weddle's role has changed this year, morphing into more of a ball-hawking free safety than enforcer in the box.

Weddle's tackles are down a bit because he's playing in center field more, but he ranks second in the NFL with a career-high six interceptions. "Coming in to training camp," Wilks said, "I asked him, ‘Eric, what are you, who are you? You’re not a crushing hitter. But you’re a ball hawk. You’ve got to make plays on the ball this year.’ And I think he’s done that thus far."
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 09:09:00 PM

Chargers agreed to terms with FS Eric Weddle on a five-year, $40 million contract with $19 million guaranteed.

Behind Eric Berry's bloated rookie deal from 2010, Weddle now has the richest contract for a safety in league history. Though Chargers fans haven't been satisfied with Weddle's turnover rates -- he has six interceptions in four seasons -- he's arguably the best run-support free safety in football and not usually a liability in pass coverage. San Diego has an extremely good-looking secondary on paper with Weddle and Bob Sanders "inside," and Antoine Cason and Quentin Jammer on the corners. Now, they need to generate a better pass rush.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 01:02:00 PM

Contract talks between the Chargers and free agent S Eric Weddle are expected to "intensify quickly" Wednesday.

The Bolts have already "gotten down to business" with Weddle's agent, and he's clearly the front office's top priority. Weddle's contract is expected to be for at least $30 million over four years.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 11:59:00 AM

According to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, free agent S Eric Weddle will make a decision on a team by the end of the day.

Cowboys beat writer Clarence Hill says Weddle has already received "a few strong offers." Weddle grew up a Cowboys fan, but it's not clear if Dallas is willing or able to go overboard to land him. Several reports suggest the Cowboys will end up with Abram Elam instead.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 11:18:00 AM

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