NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 7:34 AM
The Giants could be looking west in an effort to put a charge into their slumping defense.
Big Blue is interested in Chargers safety Eric Weddle, according to Bleacher Report. The 30-year-old safety has been remarkably durable in his career — playing an average of 937 snaps per season since 2008 — but has missed the last two games with a groin injury and is listed as questionable heading into Week 9.
The Chargers are denying that they’re shopping Weddle, telling ProFootballTalk that there’s “absolutely no truth” to the reports that he’s on the block.
The Giants’ defense is in need of a boost. Big Blue ranks last in total defense and has the worst passing defense in the NFL. They’ve been hit hard with injuries, including losing cornerback Prince Amukamara to a partially-torn pectoral muscle, Jon Beason has been out with a knee injury and Jason Pierre-Paul hasn’t played a snap after blowing a finger off in a Fourth of July fireworks mishap.
Weddle’s representatives got into a tense contract squabble during the preseason, with his agent saying that it was time for Weddle to “move on” from the Chargers.
“It’s blatantly obvious after me asking the team time and again to extend us that Eric isn’t wanted,” David Canter told U-T San Diego in June. “So it’s time for Eric to move on (to) where he can win and is wanted.”
The trade deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m.