According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Eric Weddle will sign a four-year, $26 million contract with $13 million guaranteed with the Baltimore Ravens.
Reportedly, Weddle had offers from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys before choosing to sign with the Ravens. Weddle has spent all of his career (nine seasons) with the San Diego Chargers before becoming a free agent last week.
In a somewhat curious report, the New England Patriots were said to be bringing in Weddle on Monday morning.
Furthermore, 98.5 The Sports Hub reported that a member of the Pittsburgh Gazette thought that Eric Weddle was "leaning towards the Patriots."
Weddle is a fantastic player, but the Patriots do not have a big need for him. With McCourty, Chung, Harmon and Richards, the Patriots are extremely deep at the safety position. Weddle would have helped, but this team has other needs.
Focus on depth at the offensive line, grab a running back, and get ready to raise that fifth Lombardi Trophy.