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Teams Reportedly View Eric Weddle In The $5M Per Year Range, Has Offers From 4 Teams

Update:

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, teams with interest in free agent S Eric 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 is reportedly willing to take less money for the right situation and this may be actually be a competitive salary, considering we’re entering the second wave of free agency.

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Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Steelers have at least called free agent S Eric Weddle‘s to check in on him.

Fowler isn’t sure if this was just a “feeler” or could be genuine interest from Pittsburgh, but considers the Steelers to be players for Weddle to some extent.

However, should a bidding war break out for his services, it’s unlikely that the Steelers would be aggressive, according to Fowler.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that free agent S Eric Weddle has offers from four teams right now.

  • According to Rapoport, Weddle plans to evaluate everything including the city, roster, schools, levels of the deal and respond to the interested teams by Monday.
  • Rapoport adds that Weddle, his agent and his family will decide on two teams and negotiations will move forward until a deal is reached.
  • Jason La Canfora specifically mentions the Ravens, Cowboys and Steelers as teams to keep an eye on for Weddle.

Numerous reports have mentioned that the Raiders are among the interested in teams in Weddle and could be the fourth team not mentioned by La Canfora.

  • Scott Bair reports that Weddle is, in fact, a target of the Raiders, but he’s expected to take his time with this process.
  • Vic Tafur reports that free agent S Eric Weddle remains on the Raiders’ back-burner.
  • According to Bill Williamson, the Raiders’ interest in Weddle appears to be more from their newly signed players than the front office.
  • Kevin Acee of the Union Tribune reported Thursday night that free agent S Eric Weddle has “at least four irons in fire” with the Raiders being one of them.

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 among the best available players 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.