Safety Eric Weddle’s time with the Baltimore Ravens has appear to an conclude. Ian Rapoport of NFL Community reported on Tuesday that the Ravens are releasing the 12-12 months veteran.
San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk right away received to do the job on recruiting Weddle, who will get a head get started on no cost agency. Juszczyk used a single time, 2016, with Weddle in Baltimore prior to signing up for the 49ers.
Weddle, 34, is a six-time Pro Bowl choice and a two-time initial-group All-Pro. The 49ers are expected to deal with the security position this offseason and have very long been expected to pursue previous Seattle Seahawks security Earl Thomas. Thomas, however, is looking to grow to be the highest-compensated security in the league but is coming off of a broken a bone in his remaining leg. He hopes to surpass the $13 million once-a-year salary of Kansas City Chiefs security Eric Berry.
The San Diego Chargers manufactured Weddle a next-spherical choice out of Utah in 2007. He registered 68 put together tackles, a sack, and three passes defensed by way of 16 begins with the Ravens in 2018. Weddle has recorded 1,070 put together tackles, 9.5 sacks, 95 passes defensed, 29 interceptions, 4 touchdowns, and eight compelled fumbles by way of his 9 NFL seasons.
Weddle was established to enter the closing 12 months of his agreement, which would have acquired him a foundation salary of $6.5 million. He has started all 16 game titles in every of his earlier three seasons, all of which were with the Ravens. Weddle used his earlier 9 NFL seasons with the Chargers.