Six-time Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle has no interest in playing for any other NFL team besides the Ravens, he said Monday, the day after his team’s AFC wild card loss to the Chargers.
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— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 7, 2019
Weddle has a year remaining on his contract at $6.5 million but says it’s up to new GM Eric DeCosta whether the veteran returns.
“If he wants me back, I’m here,” Weddle said Monday. “If not, it’s all good. I understand it, and I’ll just ride off in the sunset.”
Weddle, 34, has made the Pro Bowl all three seasons with the Ravens and is a key leader on the NFL’s top-ranked defense. However, he didn’t have an interception this season though he did finish third on the team in tackles with 68.
“If they want to go in a different direction, I’m not going to go play for another team,” Weddle said. “It’s not where I’m at in my career. It’s either play my last year here and that will be it and enjoy it, or this has been it. It’s pretty simple. I’m a simple kind of guy.”
Weddle came to the Ravens after leading the Chargers in tackles five of his nine seasons with the team that drafted him in the second round in 2007. He left the Chargers after falling out of favor with since-fired coach Mike McCoy.