When it comes to free agents, the Ravens like them old and still productive.
Days after adding 35-year-old tight end Benjamin Watson, the Ravens reportedly will be signing former Chargers safety Eric Weddle.
Reports Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Weddle will be a Raven.
Per multiple reports, it’s a four-year, $26 million deal, with $13 million paid out in the first two years. That’s $6.5 million annually for Weddle.
That compares favorably to the five-year, $36 million contract signed by Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson last week. He’ll also get $13 million in the first two years, with an average of $7.2 million.
The decision represents a quick whittling of the four options Weddle had on the table, given the news that he had a quartet of opportunities and that he planned to reduce the field to two without a counteroffer before negotiating with the finalists and picking a new team.
Weddle, 31, spent nine years with the Chargers before becoming a free agent last week. Acee reports that the other three interested teams were the Cowboys, Raiders, and Steelers.