Inside Eric Weddle’s Free-Agency Chess Match

March 17, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Eric Weddle became an unrestricted free agent last week after nine years as a member of the Chargers. On Monday, he signed with the Ravens. Weddle granted Bleacher Report exclusive access to his free-agent experience.
The day after the 2015 season ended, the Chargers held their final team meeting. One by one, players gathered their belongings, said their goodbyes and drove away into their offseasons. All of them, that is, except Eric Weddle and Philip Rivers. 
The safety and the quarterback got together for what had become a last-day ritual—a long discussion about the past and future in the sauna, steam room and hot tub. Every year, they have gone over the entire roster, discussing which players should be brought back and which players should be replaced.
While so many teammates have come and gone, Rivers and Weddle have been constants for each other. For nine years, they have been the first players to arrive at the Chargers facility and the last t...

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