Eric Weddle is apparently heading to free agency.
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday, March 5 that the Baltimore Ravens were releasing veteran safety Weddle, who spent three seasons with the team. In those three seasons, Weddle achieved the Pro Bowl accolade each year and racked up 220 combined tackles, 10 interceptions and 1 return touchdown among other stats.
The report comes as a shock because Weddle was set to enter the fourth and final year of his $26 million contract and was expected to make $6.5 million during the 2019 season. NFL.com reports that he also could have made an extra $1 million in incentives, which frees the Ravens up $7.5 million in cap space.
Before joining the Ravens, Weddle was drafted in the second round of the 2007 draft by the San Diego Chargers and spent 9 seasons with them.