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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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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

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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

The Vikings are reportedly backing off their interest in free agent S Eric Weddle.

The bidding for Weddle may be getting too rich for Minnesota's blood. The Chargers, Jaguars, Cowboys, Colts and Texans have all been mentioned as suitors for the top safety on the market.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 09:16:00 AM

The Florida Times Union confirms that the Jaguars have contacted the player rep for free agent FS Eric Weddle.

The Times Union's Tania Ganguli was previously skeptical of a Jaguars-Weddle marriage, but confirms they're "one of six teams" to make overtures. Weddle wants to return to the Chargers, but he's also been public about his intentions to take the most money possible. If the Jags buck up, they'll be in the hunt.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 06:11:00 PM

In addition to the Vikings, free agent FS Eric Weddle has reportedly drawn interest from the Colts, Jaguars, Cowboys, Texans, and Chargers.

The Chicago Sun-Times also listed the Browns earlier in the day, but that may have been an agent-driven report. Weddle is reportedly seeking a contract in the $7 million per year range. As the most coveted safety on the market, it's not an unreasonable request.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 05:07:00 PM

The player rep for free agent FS Eric Weddle has reportedly been in "constant contact" with the Vikings.

No visit has been set up yet, but Chargers are going to have serious competition for his services. The Vikes are in need of a major upgrade at safety, and Weddle would fit the bill. Weddle would presumably replace overpaid FS Madieu Williams, who is not believed to be amenable to a paycut. Per the Chicago Sun-Times, Weddle is also "looking at" the safety-needy Colts and Browns.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 01:18:00 PM

The Florida Times-Union believes the Jaguars will not seriously pursue free agent S Eric Weddle.

Perhaps they've come to the realization that Weddle wants to re-sign with the Chargers. The Jaguars could turn to fallback options such as Michael Huff, Danieal Manning, Quintin Mikell, or Dawan Landry.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 12:08:00 PM

SI.com's Peter King believes the Jaguars are going to be "very, very busy in free agency."

The majority of the Jags' attention will be devoted to the defensive side of the ball. Solid all-around safety Eric Weddle has been the name most connected with Jacksonville, and they figure to add a veteran linebacker as well. Director of player personnel Terry McDonough suggested in April that an "explosive wide receiver" could also be on the wish list.
Source: SI.com
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 02:42:00 PM