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Chargers, Eric Weddle reach deal

Updated: July 28, 2011, 12:16 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Chargers coach Norv Turner says Eric Weddle is on the verge of becoming an elite safety in the NFL.

The 26-year-old Weddle will be paid like one after agreeing on a five-year, $40 million deal with San Diego on Wednesday. The pact guarantees Weddle $19 million. He is due $14 million this year, including a $13 million signing bonus.

"It's exciting to think of Eric as being a Charger for his entire career," Turner said.

Weddle drew interest from the Jaguars ...

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