Los Angeles Rams sign Eric Weddle out of retirement for the postseason

Written by Doug Rush

Los Angeles Rams sign Eric Weddle out of retirement for the postseason

Eric Weddle hasn’t played football in over two seasons. But the former Pro Bowl safety is coming back to the NFL.

Weddle is coming out of retirement and will sign with the Los Angeles Rams for their playoff run.

With the injury to Jordan Fuller, the Rams had a need for safety depth and Weddle became their guy to sign.

When last in the NFL in 2019 for the Rams, Weddle had 108 total tackles. Now that he’s coming back from two years off from playing, it’ll be curious to see how the now 37-year-old can handle playing, although he won’t have the wear and tear on his body like a lot of players have from the duration of the season.

The Rams will play the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night in the opening round of the playoffs.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.