Person notes that Weddle previously played under Panthers HC Ron Rivera while they were both in San Diego years ago.
The Panthers finally have cap space to work with after a few years of being in a tough cap situation. Weddle is clearly among the best available options at safety and could probably land a solid contract, but reports have said that he would prefer to sign with a contender over taking top dollar in his next deal.
Carolina could offer him the chance to compete for a title and an overall comfortable situation in terms of their defensive scheme, so this really could be something to watch in the coming days.
Weddle, 31, finished a five-year, $40 million contract that included $19 million guaranteed. The Chargers placed him on the injured reserve after Week 16 because of a lingering groin injury.
In 2015, Weddle appeared in 13 games for 79 total tackles, six pass defenses, one fumble recovery and 0.5 of a sack. Pro Football Focus rated Weddle as the No. 33 overall safety out of 88 qualifiers.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.