Weddle's nine seasons with the Chargers came to a tumultuous end that included a contract dispute, a fine for watching his daughter at a halftime event and an issue with not being allowed to fly with the team for the final game of the season.
"When it comes down to it, coming from a place that didn't want me to a place that would do anything to get me, it means the world," Weddle said Wednesday at his introductory press conference. "I'm forever indebted to this organization of playing my best and doing whatever I can to help win."
Weddle said he would always remember the fans and the good times in San Diego, but he repeatedly said last season was "hard to deal with."
"The only thing that got me through that season was my teammates," Weddle said. "It made me stronger and made me humble. All those tough times brought me to this moment right now."