The San Diego Chargers will not offer Eric Weddle a contract extension this offseason.
The San Diego Chargers have told Eric Weddle and his agent that they will not talk to him about a contract extension this offseason. Weddle has been holding out during voluntary OTAs in hopes of getting a contract extension from the team, but it doesn’t sound like he will be seeing it coming.
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The Chargers have to get an extension for Philip Rivers done this year and are already working on getting Corey Liuget an extension. How much money is that going to leave for Weddle? Can the team have both Rivers and Weddle on a big deal against the salary cap? Are we seeing the last 16 games of Eric Weddle in a Chargers uniform?
The team could still use the franchise tag to heep him around next offseason if they chose. What will Weddle plan on doing now though? Will he get back to camp after his brief holdout from the team?
I am not sure if the team will bring him back after the season. If they wanted to get him signed to a long-term deal, then they would work with him during the year. Instead the team is going to allow him to hit free agency. They are going to allow him to test the waters. Maybe that is why the team took Craig Mager in the 3rd round of the draft. Were they thinking about using Mager as a safety in the future?
What do you all think about the Chargers not offering Weddle a new deal? What would you think if we let him walk?
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