Ravens Signing S Eric Weddle To A Four-Year, $26M Deal



The Baltimore Ravens and S Eric Weddle have both confirmed the signing via their Twitter accounts.


Kevin Acee of the Union Tribune is reporting that free agent S Eric Weddle will be signing with the Ravens.

According to Acee, Weddle wound up choosing the Ravens over the Cowboys, Raiders and Steelers.

  • Adam Schefter reports that Weddle receives a four-year, $26 million contract with $13 million paid out over the first two years.
  • In total the contract has a maximum value of $29 million over the course of four years, per Field Yates.
  • The contract also includes $9 million in year one of the agreement, according to Ian Rapoport.

Baltimore has been in the market for safety help, and Weddle was by far the best available option at this point in free agency. His addition should to solidify an area of weakness for them over the past few years.

Weddle, 31, finished a five-year, $40 million contract that included $19 million guaranteed with the Chargers and was among the best players still available in this year’s free agent class.

It became clear that during the season that Weddle wasn’t going to be returning to San Diego, as the Charger showed no interest in signing him to a new contract.

Things ended poorly in San Diego after the team placed him on the injured reserve after Week 16 because of a lingering groin injury and didn’t allow him to travel with the team.

In 2015, Weddle appeared in 13 games for 79 total tackles, six pass defenses, one fumble recovery and half sack. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 33 overall safety out of 88 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Top 2016 Free Agents list.

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