Baltimore Ravens Sign Eric Weddle in Huge Move
It’s official, Eric Weddle is the newest member of the Baltimore Ravens. For the first time in his career Eric Weddle will be playing for a team that isn’t the San Diego Chargers. The Ravens needed to add some consistency to their secondary and they do just that by signing Weddle. According to reports the new deal is worth $29 million dollars over the span of 4 years.
Weddle has 19 interceptions over 9 seasons, and those numbers certainly look to increase here in Baltimore. Weddle is a strong tackler and is very consistent in coverage. Weddle is a force in the secondary and should finally give the Ravens an anchor, having not had a consistent threat at safety since Ed Reed.
Weddle is also known for his leadership in the locker room, and could help young safety Matt Elam find his way. The Ravens were in need of more leadership and Weddle will certainly provide them with that. However, the Ravens will likely have to cut one of their safeties, or convert them to a corner. Kendrick Lewis is the odd man out in this situation, as Will Hill has been solid for the Ravens since coming on board.
As you can see, Weddle is one of the better safeties in the league. He has the ability to come in a make an immediate impact with the team. Despite being 31 years old, Weddle hasn’t shown signs of aging even though last year was the worst season in his career. Now that he’s teamed up with Will Hill, the Ravens have one of the most dangerous safety duos in the league.
This is one of the biggest moves from NFL Free Agency. Ravens were busy clearing up cap space to be able to make this move.
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Weddle will arrive in Baltimore on Wednesday to take his physical and make the deal official.