The Baltimore Ravens and S Eric Weddle have both confirmed the signing via their Twitter accounts.
— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) March 14, 2016
According to Acee, Weddle wound up choosing theÂ 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 aÂ five-year, $40 million contract that included $19 million guaranteed with the Chargers andÂ was amongÂ 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 himÂ 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.Â Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 33 overall safety out of 88 qualifying players.
We hadÂ him featuredÂ in ourÂ Top 2016 Free Agents list.