San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco claimed there has been no “sinister agenda” in dealing with the contract of safety Eric Weddle this offseason, during an interview with Mighty 1090 earlier this week.
“We just decided that we’re just not at their numbers right now. It’s really as simple as that. There’s no sinister agenda there, nothing like that. Just right now it’s not there,” Telesco said.
Weddle has sat out the team’s voluntary OTA’s so far this offseason, and his agent David Canter told the San Diego Union-Tribune in May that this will be the safety’s last year with the team.
He also said that Weddle would not participate in special teams plays because of the rift between player and organization. Weddle has been a fixture on the Chargers’ special teams in his eight years with the team.
During the interview Telesco said that he and Weddle have spoken, and that he expects him to be “ready to go” for the 2015 season. Weddle is expected to attend the team’s minicamp this upcoming week, which is mandatory.
In his eight years with the Bolts, Weddle has made three Pro Bowl’s (2011, 2013 and 2014) and two first-team All-Pro appearances (2011, 2014)
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