Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune writes that despite reports that the Chargers were fielding trade offers for Pro Bowl S Eric Weddle, it’s unlikely that any deal will be made before the 4 pm EST deadline.
Last night, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk first reported that the Chargers were fielding trade offers for Weddle.
However, a Chargers spokesman has contacted Florio later in the evening to refute the report, saying there is “absolutely no truth” to the reports, and that they have no intention trading Weddle.
However, Florio adds that his original source reiterated that the Chargers have indeed been shopping Weddle.
Jason Cole of B/R added that four teams have expressed trade interest in Weddle including the New York Giants.
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 potential trades involving the Chargers in the hours leading up to the deadline.