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Eric Weddle Cuts List Of Teams To Three, Could Have Agreement In Next 24 Hours

Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reports that free agent S Eric Weddle has cut the number of teams he’s considering down to three.

According to Schrager, negotiations continued through the night and an agreement is expected with a team in next 24 hours.

Last night, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reported that Weddle has decided to keep the identity of all interested teams secret to prevent fans and players of teams from reacting negatively toward him and the franchise he ultimately chooses.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, teams with interest in Weddle reportedly view him as being worth $5 million per year range right now.

Weddle made base salaries of $7.5 million over the past two years while playing for the Chargers, so this would be a reduced salary.

However, Weddle has said that he wants to play for a contender, so salary may not be that big of a factor in the end. Ian Rapoport mentioned that Weddle planned to evaluate all aspects of his opportunities including the city, roster, schools, levels of the deal and respond to the interested teams by Monday.

In terms of who could be in the mix, the Raiders, Ravens, Panthers, Cowboys, and Steelers have all come up as potential options for him.

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.

Weddle is one of the best players still available in this year’s free agent class.

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 2016 Free Agents list.

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5 million??? That’s it?! Omg, if Dallas doesn’t go out of their way to pick him up…..

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I trust that La Canfora got this figure from a quality source, but I haven’t seen anyone else confirm this salary target. Something to at least consider, but we’ll see what he ends up signing for.

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