The Baltimore Ravens and three-time Pro Bowler S Eric Weddlehave agreed in principle on a four-year contract, general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Monday.
The Ravens expect Weddle to be in Baltimore on Wednesday (March 16) to take a physical, sign a contract and meet with reporters.
A nine-year NFL veteran, Weddle had spent his entire career playing for the San Diego Chargers, seeing action in 137 games (122 starts). The 31-year-old has posted 813 tackles (648 solo), 19 interceptions (including three returned for touchdowns), 70 passes defensed, 6.5 sacks, six fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles during his career.
Last season, Weddle started all 13 games in which he played, posting 75 tackles, a half-sack, six passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Prior to missing three contests in 2015 (groin injury), Weddle had started all 16 games for San Diego in five-straight seasons. (From 2010-2015, he made 86-consecutive starts.)
Weddle earned Pro Bowl honors in 2011, 2013 and 2014. He was also tabbed first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press in 2011 and 2014. Three times during his career, the 5-11, 200-pounder was named the Chargers' Defensive Player of the Year (2011, 2013 and 2014). San Diego originally selected Weddle out of Utah in the second round (37th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.