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Weddle says NO to the Vikings, re-signs with Bolts!

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/...kings_Eric_Weddle_resigns_with_Chargers072711

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings' flirtation with Eric Weddle was a brief one.
    The talented safety re-signed with the San Diego Chargers late Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours after Weddle's agent confirmed he'd had discussions with the Vikings.

    Contract terms weren't immediately available, but agent David Canter posted on Twitter Weddle now is "the highest-paid safety in NFL history."

    Weddle, 26, always seemed most likely to stay with the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. But the Vikings reportedly were one of seven teams that showed interest soon after free agency began on Tuesday morning.

    It remains to be seen if the Vikings continue to explore veteran alternatives in free agency or stick with veteran Madieu Williams opposite Husain Abdullah, who is expected to sign his restricted free-agent tender by Friday.

    Williams, 29, has three years and $16.5 million remaining on a six-year deal that already was renegotiated once for cap purposes in December 2009. An NFL source said Williams wouldn't be willing to restructure if the Vikings approached him, although that hasn't happened yet.

    Cutting Williams would save the Vikings nearly $3.5 million against this year's cap. But coach Leslie Frazier has expressed a desire to keep Williams, especially with the NFL lockout wiping out an offseason's worth of development for backups Tyrell Johnson and Jamarca Sanford.
     
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  2. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Is this the Vikings forum now? ;)
     
  3. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Why? Feeling horny?
     
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    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

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  5. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    I'm not sure I follow you. :confused:
     
  6. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    The Vikings have horns?
     
  7. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    They also wear purple....... what does that tell you? ;)
     
  8. reddenedbeard

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    That's just funny.. Hopefully it is the case going forward.
     
  9. FCBolt

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    Highest paid safety in the NFL?
    The Weddle haters are as pissed as the Clary haters now ;)
     
  10. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    You can kiss Floyd and Sproles goodbye.
     
  11. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Floyd I will miss. Sproles, his last two seasons were less than stellar on ST and O...
     
  12. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Still our best guy at picking up the blitz........ a sad comment in itself. ;)
     
  13. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    So do the Lakers...
     
  14. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    I rest my case. :D
     
  15. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Actin like you dont like purple... Aint wurkin...
     
  16. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    Only Sacramento Kings purple :D
     
  17. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Weddle highest paid safety in game. Think that's the market more then the player who is solid to very good. Good news is deal appears big on money and years but little guaranteed. Onus on weddle to nut up. Still I like this deal
     
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  18. SDRaiderH8er

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    and thier fans wear yellow yarn hair wigs
     
  19. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I just hope Ryanna learns how to pick up the blitz, Sprolesie was great at it and fun to watch cutting those big trees down.
     
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    Only on Wendy.....

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  21. DenverBolt67

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    Floyd will be missed, Sproles will not
     
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  22. BoltsFanUK

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    right on the money
     
  23. Dublin Bolt

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    I read 19 mil is guaranteed to Weddle. Hate to think what they'd give to Hester were he in the same boat. Yikes.

    Pity it looks like Burnett and Floyd are gone. Sproles gone = no loss.
     
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    And $14 of it is paid in the 1st year ($13 in signing bonus and $1 mil is salary)
     
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    Report: San Diego’s Weddle becomes highest-paid safety in NFL history

    By Doug Farrar

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    He's been the San Diego Chargers' best defender over the last two seasons, and now, safety Eric Weddle(notes) is going to get paid like it. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune was the first to report that Weddle had re-signed with the Chargers on Wednesday morning. And judging from this tweet sent out by David Canter, Weddle's agent, the Bolts broke the bank to retain him.

    Acee also reports that it's a five-year deal worth $40 million and $19 million in guaranteed money, and Weddle's value is undeniable. As San Diego's defensive focus switched by necessity from the front seven to the back seven, and the front like diminished in effectiveness, Weddle became the team's defensive "X-Factor" — the primary reason the Chargers finished fourth in the NFL in Football Outsiders' pass defense metrics.

    The Chargers moved up 22 spots for the right to draft Weddle 38th overall in the 2007 draft, and they've watched him grow into a potential star. Other teams know what was on the market, as Weddle had interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys. But Weddle had expressed an interest in staying with the Chargers, and the Chargers obviously felt the same way.

    It's easy to see Weddle's value on tape. Frequently playing center field unless his impressive ability to read coverages took him to the direction of a play before it even happened, Weddle displayed a fully-functional and multi-faceted skill set. Not only is he solid in coverage, but he has a real knack for coming down and wiping out screen passes and outside run plays — particularly after other Chargers defenders have missed tackles.

    Weddle shows great discipline when ending a play in space; he's rarely juked or forced out of place by misdirection, which is why the Chargers can trust him as the last line of defense. Receivers running directional routes past the Chargers' linebackers can find themselves playing the role of defender if they were in the wrong place. Weddle isn't physical enough for some, but that's nitpicking when you consider his overall value to the team.

    A year after he blew out relationships with several key players and probably kept the Chargers out of the playoffs with his incessant haggling, San Diego general manager A.J. Smith is finally realizing the very simple credo: If you want to win, you've got to pay your best players. No question he's done so here.

    The only guy happier than Weddle about his own contract might be Pittsburgh Steelers safetyTroy Polamalu(notes), whose current contract is up after the 2011 season. Weddle just set the bar, and Polamalu might want to send Weddle a nice fruit basket.
     
  26. matilack

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    Overpaid. Sorry but Weddle is not the best safety in the league, he does not deserve more than Troy P.
     
  27. Concudan

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    Dont worry, Troy will get more money and soon someone will get a higher offer than Weddle did.
     
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  28. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    Glad to hear he's back but come on man, highest paid safety in the league? Is that really worth it?
     
  29. Concudan

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    Seems to me a bunch'a yall are frettin over something that is a done deal.

    Weddle had an offer from another team, Chargers made a counter offer. Obviously the money men with the Chargers thought YES HE IS WORTH IT...
     
  30. bigmike.x.09

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    Alright, POOF Weddle's gone. Now what are we going to do about FS? Who are we going to replace him with? You guys complain about AJ being cheap and they pay a guy they feel is worth the money and you complain. Let's hear what you would have done.
     
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