Wherever he goes, Ravens safety Eric Weddle continues to receive respect from his peers. Weddle was selected by his AFC teammates as one of four captains for Sunday’s game, along with pass rusher Von Miller of the Broncos, quarterback Philip Rivers of the Chargers, and offensive tackle Joe Thomas of the Browns.
Weddle was named to his fourth Pro Bowl to replace Patriots safety Devin McCourty, who will be playing in the Super Bowl. It was the fourth Pro Bowl selection for Weddle, who made the team in 2011, 2013, and 2014 while playing with the Chargers.
In his first season with the Ravens in 2016, Weddle had 89 tackles and four interceptions and was the NFL’s top-graded safety by Pro Football Focus. Teammates raved about how seamlessly Weddle became the leader of the Ravens’ secondary, despite playing his first nine NFL seasons with the Chargers.
Weddle will be one of five Ravens playing in the Pro Bowl, joining long-snapper Morgan Cox, fullback Kyle Juszczyk, kicker Justin Tucker and center Jeremy Zuttah. Ravens inside linebacker C. J. Mosley and guard Marshal Yanda were also selected to the Pro Bowl, but they have elected not to play due to injury.
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