The San Diego Chargers have no intentions of discussing a new contract for safety Eric Weddle prior to the start of the upcoming season.
According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Weddle’s agent, David Canter, said the team informed him there would be no discussions on a new deal with the team this year.
“He’ll be excited about playing this year and then hit free agency,” Canter said.
Weddle has been absent from Chargers offseason activities in hopes of leveraging a new contract as he enters the final year of the five-year, $40 million contract he signed in July 2011. Weddle has spent his entire eight-year career with the Chargers. He was selected to three Pro Bowl teams and twice named a first-team All-Pro selection during his tenure in San Diego.
While his interception total was down a season ago, Weddle is still playing at a high level. Weddle started all 16 games for the Chargers and racked up 114 tackles on the year with two forced fumbles and an interception.
Weddle is set to make $7.5 million in the final year of his deal in San Diego.