Weddle picked off his fourth pass of the season Monday and added a team-high 11 total tackles in the loss to the Patriots. Weddle made his presence felt once again Monday as he picked off his second pass in as many weeks. Moreover, he was strong in run support and racked up a season-high 11 tackles (six solo, five assisted), including one sack. According to Pro Football Focus, Weddle was Baltimore's highest graded defender in Monday's loss. He figures to be busy again Sunday when the Ravens face the Eagles' quick passing attack.
Weddle (concussion) practiced in full on Wednesday. Weddle left the Ravens' Week 4 game with a concussion and has already progressed through concussion protocol. He should be set to play Sunday against the Redskins.
Weddle exited the Ravens' Week 4 loss to the Raiders with a concussion and did not return. Weddle only notched one tackle before leaving and will now enter the NFL's concussion protocol in advance of Week 5. He should be considered questionable to play at this point in time, but his participation in practice throughout the week will shed more light on the situation.
Weddle is listed as the starting strong safety for Baltimore's Week 1 matchup with Buffalo. Weddle and converted cornerback Lardarius Webb are locked in as the starting safeties, with the latter expected to man the free safety spot. While known as a free safety throughout most of this career, the 31-year-old Weddle shouldn't have much trouble transitioning in a Baltimore offense that often uses the two roles interchangeably. Webb may be a sneaky IDP option in certain formats, but Weddle is the clear favorite to lead Baltimore's secondary in tackles, and he also has a solid track record of forcing turnovers, with 19 interceptions, five forced fumbles and six recoveries in 137 career games (122 starts). Still, he's only a strong option in deeper formats, as he managed just 78 tackles over 13 games in his final season with San Diego. He does have 19 career interceptions in nine NFL seasons (137 games), but with just three of those coming in his past 45 games. The Ravens likely just hope he won't make too many mistakes, potentially solidifying a back end that's been vulnerable for years.
Weddle will sign with the Ravens, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Weddle joins the Ravens after a wildly productive, nine-year stay in San Diego to begin his career. Over that span, Weddle averaged nearly 95 tackles per season, led the league in interceptions in 2011, and earned three Pro Bowl selections since then as well. At 31 years old, Weddle brings great play-making potential back to Baltimore's free safety position, where he should continue to be a fantasy standout.