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Free Agent Eric Weddle Says Jacksonville Jaguars are “A Possibility”

June 24th, 2011 at 8:28 PM
By Brendan Sonnone

San Diego safety Eric Weddle is familiar with the Jacksonville Jaguars’ safety woes.

San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle looks back as he runs back a fourth quarter interception against the Miami Dolphins for a touchdown during their NFL football game in San Diego, California September 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES SPORT FOOTBALL)

The upcoming free agent also knows that Jaguars’ general manager Gene Smith wants to address the position when the NFL lockout is over.

Weddle told Sirius NFL Radio's Adam Schein that Jacksonville is a possible landing spot for him.

"I know the struggles they had over the season at safety and everyone hears the news and what not," Weddle said about the Jaguars, "and obviously their GM has stated that he wants to get a safety, so that could be a possibility."

Weddle also said during the interview on SiriusXM Blitz that his agent has heard from more than 10 NFL teams during the lockout.

“My agent has talked to over 10 teams that would be interested if I hit the free-agent market, so it is what it is,” Weddle said. “There are teams that need a safety and I would be excited and happy to help out any team that would want me. We will see what gets done, and when a CBA does get done, I’ll for sure come on with you guys and tell you guys how it is doing.”

Weddle has been previously linked to the Jaguars in other reports, so it stands to reason that Jacksonville was one of the 10-plus teams that have talked to Weddle.

Jacksonville undoubtedly needs a safety and I imagine the Jaguars would overpay for Weddle’s services because the position is such an area of need.

In fact, my gut feeling is that the Jaguars already have a deal in place with Weddle. It’s a ‘where there’s smoke, there’s fire’ type of deal, although I must be clear that is just a a logical assumption.

Tags: Eric Weddle, Football, Free Agency, free agent, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL

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