The San Diego Chargers will be happy with themselves after an interesting 2015 NFL Draft.
The Chargers had the least amount of picks of any NFL side in the entire draft with only five selections, but managed to make the most of them with Melvin Gordon and Denzel Perryman being two players who could impact right away in San Diego.
But the Chargers joy has been short-lived however, with star man Eric Weddle delivering the news that the Chargers management had been worrying about.
Not Coming In
According to a report from ProFootballTalk, Chargers safety Weddle appeared on The Mighty 1090 and said that he's not coming in for off-season workouts "anytime soon" until the Chargers say something regarding new contract negotiations.
“I’m not coming in anytime soon until something on their side is said,” Weddle said during his appearance with Dan Sileo. “They know where we’re at and they obviously know their stance, so we’ll see what happens from there.”
New Contract Needed
The Chargers have been working out without Weddle for the last few weeks and it looks like they’ll continue to be without their best defensive player.
Weddle is in the final year of his current contract and wants a new deal to stay in San Diego and to be paid like the 1st Team All-Pro and Pro Bowler he has become in recent years.
General Manager Tom Telesco has said before that the two parties will be discussing negotiations now that the draft is over, but until those discussions become more serious, Weddle will be staying away.
Weddle is due to earn $7.5 million in 2015. In 2014, the safety recorded 114 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception as he was named to his third Pro Bowl. He has started every regular season game for San Diego over the last five years and is a very key part of the Chargers team.
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