NFL rumors have swirled around Eric Weddle. After eight seasons together, his relationship with the San Diego Chargers became tarnished. The franchise felt that it would be best if they moved on without him. A contract extension was never offered to Weddle, so he knew he would be finding a new home in the National Football League this year. According to The Score, the Dallas Cowboys are very much interested in signing the Pro Bowl and All Pro safety in free agency.
One of the most bizarre things that happened in the NFL last season took place when the San Diego Chargers played the Miami Dolphins. During halftime, Eric Weddle decided to stay on the field to watch his daughter do a performance. He ended up being fined $10,000 for not being in the locker room. Even though Weddle did not ask for permission, he was quite upset with how the Chargers handled the situation that day.
To say that Eric Weddle was upset with the San Diego Chargers might be a bit of an understatement. He loves southern California. Weddle grew up about half an hour east of Los Angeles. He also married his high school sweetheart. The couple has four young children, so it would make sense why Weddle did not want to uproot them. To Eric, the Chargers were the perfect NFL team for his family because it is so close to home.
Two other teams that are interested in Eric Weddle are the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. Both franchises are accustomed to having great play from the safety position. Troy Polamalu was a dominant force for the Steelers for years. His absence has caused the Pittsburgh secondary to decline quite a bit. The Ravens had the luxury of having Ed Reed as their last line of defense for a decade, and the team hasn’t been the same since his departure.
Fans are growing a bit impatient in free agency, as Cedric Thornton has been the biggest Dallas Cowboys signing so far in free agency. Jerry Jones can create a bit of excitement by making a big splash to acquire Eric Weddle.
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