Eric Weddle, the 26-year-old free agent safety who spent his first four seasons with the Chargers, appears to be a hot commodity right now.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are going so hard after Weddle that there were erroneous reports yesterday that they had already reached a deal. In reality, Weddle remains free at the moment.
Weddle’s agent, David Canter, told the North County Times that seven teams want Weddle and four are making a major push. The Chargers reportedly consider keeping Weddle their top priority, and Canter said that’s a possibility.
“The Chargers will be given as fair a shot as they can possibly have to secure his services,” Canter said. “We’ve had communication with Chargers, who have stated their interest.”
Other reports have indicated that the Browns, Vikings, Cowboys and Texans are all interested in Weddle as well.
A 2007 second-round draft pick out of Utah, Weddle started all 16 games in San Diego last year.