That didn’t take too long. Mere days after being a surprise release of the Baltimore Ravens, six-time Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle has signed with the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced on Friday.
Fear the beard.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 8, 2019
The deal is said to be worth up to $12.5 million over two years with $5.25 million fully guaranteed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2019
Weddle was drawing interest from about half the NFL following his release. Earlier on Friday it was noted that he narrowed his list of potential landing spots to five teams.
Los Angeles always made the most sense. Prior to joining Baltimore back in 2016, Weddle starred for the then-San Diego Chargers from 2007-15. It’s a homecoming for the Fontana, Ca. native.
Weddle also fits a need with the Rams. Incumbent starting free safety Lamarcus Joyner is slated to become a free agent next week and wasn’t likely to return.
Weddle, 34, recorded 24 passes defended and 10 interceptions in three seasons with Baltimore — earning a Pro Bowl spot each year.