Ravens cut Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle

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Posted at 6:25 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 21:10:47-05

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — The Baltimore Ravens have cut veteran safety Eric Weddle.

Weddle confirmed the move on Twitter Tuesday evening.

The departure of Weddle is the latest in a flurry of moves made by newly promoted Ravens General Manager, Eric Decosta.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the team had agreed to trade Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos.

Baltimore also recently decided not to place the team's franchise tag on pending free agent linebacker, CJ Mosley. The team must also decide on whether or not to extend an offer to career Raven Terrell Suggs.

Weddle was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his three seasons with the Ravens and started in all 48 games, totaling 220 tackles.

The Ravens released a statement on behalf of Decosta, praising Weddle's contributions to the team:

He’s the ultimate competitor, a great leader and one of the smartest players we’ve ever had. He’s a unique blend of talent, work ethic, passion and humility. Eric will always be a significant part of our Ravens family, and we’ll enjoy watching his next chapter. We wish Eric, his wife Chanel and their children all the best moving forward

How Weddle decides to move forward remains to be seen. At the conclusion of the 2019 season he told reporters that he'd like to play for the Ravens, but if the team didn't want him back, he'd retire.