The San Diego Chargers will not discuss a new contract for safety Eric Weddle this season, his agent said on Monday.
Weddle has skipped the Chargers’ organized team activities that began last week while he seeks a new deal. He told the Union-Tribune, “I feel highly, highly disrespected” that the team has not begun negotiation an extension with him.
Weddle, who has played all eight of his NFL seasons with the Chargers, is entering the final year of his contract.
“He’ll be excited about playing this year and then hit free agency,” his agent, David Canter, told the Union-Tribune.
Weddle has started 16 games in each of the five seasons. In 2014, he led the Chargers with 91 tackles and also broke up eight passes.
A two-time first-team All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler, Weddle has recorded 772 career tackles, six sacks and 19 interceptions since the Chargers selected him in the second round of the 2007 NFL draft.
- Mike Fiammetta