After claiming earlier this month that he would retire if the Ravens released him, Eric Weddle is having second thoughts.
While speaking at the Pro Bowl in Orlando on Wednesday, the veteran safety said he is now open to continuing his career with a different team.
“I’m not sure if things are going to get worked out with Baltimore. Obviously, I want to be back,” Weddle said, via the team’s website. “[We’ll] see if there’s something to be worked out. If not, then I’ve had an unbelievable experience here and loved every second. So, if it does happen, we both move on, and we’ll see if I’ll play somewhere else or hang ’em up.”
Weddle, who has one season remaining on the four-year contract worth $26 million he signed with Baltimore in 2016, added that he’s had “great conversations” with general manager Eric DeCosta but didn’t clarify if he’s wanted back. He is scheduled to make $6.5 million in 2019.
A key leader on the NFL’s top-ranked defense during the regular season, Weddle finished third on the team in tackles with 68, though he failed to log an interception.
Weddle, 34, was selected by the Chargers in the second round of the 2007 draft. He led the Chargers in tackles five of his nine seasons but left the team after falling out of favor with since-fired coach Mike McCoy.