OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Eric Weddle, at least publicly, claims he won’t give up intel about his old team.
Weddle spoke with ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry and said he won’t give up any of the Ravens’ secrets to the Rams. Weddle played for the Ravens for three seasons prior to leaving for Los Angeles last offseason.
"I could tell them a lot of stuff, but that's just not who I am," Weddle told Thiry. "So we're going to play it on the field, and the best team is going to win."
Weddle has a good relationship, even still, with Ravens players and coaches. But for at least this week, there’s been radio silence.
John Harbaugh isn’t concerned about whether or not Weddle will give up information either way.
“I don’t think it’s that big a deal,” Harbaugh said. “Everything is on tape. It’s not anything that they can’t figure out just by watching the tape.”
In Baltimore, Weddle was praised for his ability to put the defense in the right spots and was known as one of the smartest players in the secondary.
Weddle, a 13-year veteran, signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract with Los Angeles after being released by the Ravens in March. Weddle was replaced with Earl Thomas.
On the other side, the Ravens have new cornerback Marcus Peters, who was traded from the Rams to the Ravens in October. Peters was vague about if he’d make the same commitment Weddle did.
“I’m just focused on us,” Peters said when asked about giving intel to the Ravens. “We’re going to go down there. We have a game to play on Monday night and we’re just going to go out there and do our best.”
As for how much his knowledge would help the Rams defense, Harbaugh said he’s more concerned with Weddle the player than Weddle the informant.
“Eric is a great guy,” Harbaugh said. “Much ado about nothing, to be honest with you. It’s more of a story than it is an issue. Eric is a great guy. He knows a lot of football. Just watch him play.”
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