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Free Agent Safety Eric Weddle Spurns the Steelers for the Ravens

Eric Weddle

There’s no doubt that it appeared from the start of free agency the one player the Steelers had their eyes on the most was safety Eric Weddle, who fans thought would be a perfect fit for the teams’ defense.

Today, the Steelers and other teams with interest got their answer on Weddle’s future – and it couldn’t have been worse.

Reports say that Weddle is going to sign with the Steelers biggest rival, the Baltimore Ravens. Adam Schefter of ESPN says it’s a four-year deal worth $26 million.

There’s no doubt this is a blow to the Steelers, who really would have loved to have had Weddle in their defensive secondary. He’s 31 years old, and played nine seasons with the Chargers before hitting the market.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. DaveB.

    March 14, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    If the Steelers really wanted Weddle . they should have brought him in and made an offer on day one of free agency . Its not like the guy doesnt have a history . There’s nine years of film on him if they had questions . The old saying comes to mind , you snooze , you lose .

  2. Bobby

    March 14, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Sometimes this seems to work out in the long run. Weddle will get injured or something will happen with the other free agents for the Steelers Nation

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