Ravens release safety Eric Weddle

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Baltimore Ravens have released safety Eric Weddle. He spent the last three seasons with the franchise.

Weddle signed with the Ravens after beginning his career with the San Diego Chargers. He had one-year left on his contract for $6.5 million.

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He said in September, he did not want to play for another team. Weddle said he would walk away and retire than relocating his family once again.

According to Spotrac, the Ravens save $7.5 million by making this move.

The 34-year-old Fontana, California native has played the last 12 seasons in the league. He spent nine of those seasons with the Chargers.

This past season, he started all 16 games with the Ravens. He had 68 tackles, including two tackles for a loss, and four quarterback hits.

Weddle also had 1.0 sacks and three pass deflections.

In his final regular season game with the Ravens, Weddle had one tackle against the Cleveland Browns in a 26-24 win. His best game of the season came in Week 5, also against the Browns, where he had eight tackles, including one tackle for a loss, one quarterback hit, and a sack.

Weddle played in the Ravens playoff loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Jan. 6. In the 23-17 loss, he had seven tackles and one tackle for a loss.

In his career, he made 185 appearances with 170 starts. He also had 1,067 tackles, including 37 tackles for a loss, and 22 quarterback hits.

He also had 9.5 sacks, 29 interceptions, eight forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown; and 94 pass deflections.

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