Baltimore Ravens cut Eric Weddle: 3 big things to think about
3. Final thoughts on Weddle’s run with the Ravens
We don’t know that Weddle won’t be with the Baltimore Ravens next year; we know that he won’t be with the Ravens at the cap number he was slated for in 2019. The Ravens may intend to bring back Weddle at a more team friendly contract. Weddle may sign with another team, but he could remain a free agent and the Ravens could offer him a contract that is preferable to retirement. The Ravens did this with Lardarius Webb, so it wouldn’t come as a surprise.
Weddle was signed in 2016 and he had a good run with the Ravens. Weddle had 10 interceptions in his first two years with the Ravens and he never missed a start. The Ravens obviously opted out of the last deal of Weddle’s contract, but the 2016 signing remains one of the stronger moves the Ravens have made in free agency. Weddle fit right in with the culture of the Ravens and he even made it better. It was a lot like the Steve Smith Sr. signing in 2014. The Ravens got three good years from Weddle, and while they only made the playoffs once while he was here, he will remain one of the most memorable Ravens.
Weddle displayed a lot of heart and passion as a member of the Ravens that should always be appreciated by the fans. Weddle came into the offseason knowing that he was a potential cap casualty. Whether Weddle plays in 2019, he doesn’t need to be reminded that the NFL is a business. Seeing at how he was one of the most popular Ravens, this serves as a reminder to the fans that the Ravens have to make tough calls sometimes.