|7/27/2011 5:07:00 PM||Description: The San Diego Chargers reached out to free-agent S Eric Weddle and reeled him in with a five-year contract worth more than $40 million, making him the highest paid safety in the NFL.
SOURCE: ESPN.COM||Insight: Yes, higher than Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu and the rest of the best safeties in the league.|
|7/21/2011 2:32:00 PM||Description: Free agent safety Eric Weddle would ultimately love to sign a new deal with the San Diego Chargers in order to stay with them. But in case things fall through with the the Chargers he has some teams in mind that he'd like to play for.
SOURCE: FOX SPORTS||Insight: Weddle has indicated that he'd like to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings or the Carolina Panthers. These are all teams that will likely attempt to bolster themselves at the safety position in free agency. In Weddle's four year career he has 358 tackles, 4 sacks, 6 interceptions, and 2 touchdowns.|
|4/21/2011 4:51:00 PM||Description:
We know that many of you have been waiting all day for further information about Chargers safety Eric Weddle's lawsuit, which arises from allegations that Alka-Seltzer used an image without authorization from his college football career at Utah on its packaging.
Agent David Canter has given us some more information about the case. Though we surmised that the photo was authorized by Utah and that Weddle would have signed away his rights when accepting a scholarship, Canter says otherwise.
'The image was photoshopped to take out all logos and intentionally darkened to make his shield cover his face but it was a photo readily used in all promo material and every time [Utah] discussed Eric,' Canter said. 'They also didn't get permission from Utah. A staffer pulled it off the Internet.'
Canter also took issue with our suggestion (made in jest) that Weddle was resorting to the legal system as a way to fund the lockout.
SOURCE: PRO FOOTBALL TALK||Insight: We know that many of you have been waiting all day for further information about Chargers safety Eric Weddle's lawsuit, which arises from allegations that Alka-Seltzer used an image without authorization from his college football career at Utah on its packaging.|