There are quite few fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers who are hoping the team signs veteran San Diego Chargers free agent safety Eric Weddle but reports Friday evening make it seem like he isn’t going to make a decision as to where he’ll play in 2016 until Monday at the earliest.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Weddle currently has offers on the table from four teams and he’ll now evaluate several things such as the cities, schools, team rosters and money being offered before possibly making a decision on Monday.
Rapoport goes on to say that Weddle, his family and his agent plan on deciding on two teams before moving forward with negotiations with each until a final decision is made.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Steelers, Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys are three teams keeping close tabs on Weddle. One would also speculate that the Oakland Raiders are still pursuing Weddle as well.
The fact that Weddle will supposedly narrow his choices down to two teams and then negotiate his best deal from there makes it hard to believe that the Steelers will have a legitimate chance at signing him. The Steelers certainly won’t overpay for Weddle and the fact that he’s on the wrong side of 30 is yet another reason to think he won’t ultimately land in Pittsburgh.