According to the spokesman, there is “absolutely no truth” to the reports, and that they have no intention trading him by tomorrow’s deadline.
However, Florio adds that his original source reiterated that the Chargers have indeed been shopping Weddle.
Safety has been a position of need for the Giants dating back to the start of the season. They’ve been getting by with Craig Dahl and Brandon Meriweather this season along with rookie S Landon Collins.
There has been speculation that Weddle could be available for trade, but this is the first report we’ve seen confirming that San Diego is, in fact, willing to move him ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.
Jason Cole of B/R reported earlier in the day teams are unwilling to trade for Weddle and other veterans because they could wait and recoup a compensatory pick in 2017.
Cole added that the Chargers would likely have to be “blown away” in order to trade Weddle.
However, if a team is willing to offer them more than what they would likely get in terms of a future compensatory pick, you would have to think the Chargers would at least listen to the idea.
Weddle has been dealing with a shoulder issues, but Rand Getlin reports that it’s a minor issue, and he should be good to go at some point in the near future.
Weddle, 30, is in the final year of his five-year, $40 million contract that included $19 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $7.5 million for the 2015 season before testing the open market next year.
This season, Weddle has appeared in six games and recorded 43 tackles, a half sack and two pass defenses for the Chargers’ defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 31 safety out of 85 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Weddle and a potential trade as the news is available.