Baltimore Ravens Cut Safety Eric Weddle From Team After Three Years

It was confirmed that the Baltimore Ravens have cut free safety Eric Weddle. Weddle had one year remaining on his contract at a base salary of $6.5 million. Baltimore created $7.5 million in cap space by cutting him. Weddle tweeted about the move Tuesday night. In the post, he said he’s looking to see where he plays next season now that he’ll be leaving Baltimore.

The 34-year-old Weddle reached the Pro Bowl six times, including all three seasons in Baltimore. Considered the quarterback of the NFL’s top-ranked defense, he finished third on the team in tackles with 68.

Weddle was a 2007 second-round pick and spent his first nine seasons with the Chargers before having a falling out with the organization. He signed a four-year, $26 million contract with the Ravens in 2016, and he earned a $1 million incentive this past season after he was named to the Pro Bowl and Baltimore reached the postseason.

‘What a great 3 yrs we had’: Ravens release six-time Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle


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