Six-time Professional Bowl security Eric Weddle has agreed to a two-year take care of the Los Angeles Rams, the crew introduced Friday.
Sources informed ESPN that Weddle may make as much as $12.5 million over the 2 years of the deal, with $5.25 million assured.
Weddle, who was launched by the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, was thought-about the quarterback of the NFL’s top-ranked protection and final season completed third on the crew in tackles with 68.
“Eric Weddle is simply the consummate soccer participant, the consummate chief,” coach John Harbaugh stated a day after the Ravens launched Weddle. “He’ll go down in historical past like that. I feel he needs to be within the Corridor of Fame.”
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Weddle is a key addition to the Rams secondary with the pending free company of beginning free security Lamarcus Joyner, who performed final season on the franchise tag after the perimeters had been unable to conform to a long-term deal.
Weddle, 34, is predicted to start out alongside robust security John Johnson III in a secondary that additionally consists of All-Professional cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters.
Weddle’s soccer intelligence was key within the success of the Ravens’ protection and allowed Baltimore to alter coverages to maintain groups off stability. However he recorded a career-low three go breakups in 2018 and did not make an interception for the primary time since 2015.
He had one 12 months remaining on his contract at a base wage of $6.5 million. Baltimore created $7.5 million in cap area by slicing him.
Getting launched was at all times behind his head, however Weddle thought the Ravens would give him an opportunity to remain in Baltimore.
“It is their choice, and I respect that. No laborious emotions,” Weddle stated. “[GM Eric DeCosta] stated, ‘We’re releasing you,’ and stated some good issues about me. That was it. They’re shifting ahead. I did not get any inclination that they needed to carry me again, which is completely nice. He is shifting ahead along with his plan, and I might be pulling for him.”
Weddle contemplated retirement on the finish of the season however determined to proceed enjoying as a result of his physique was in higher form after this season than latest years.
“It is all about my well being and my mindset,” Weddle stated. “Who is aware of how lengthy I am going to play? [Age] 34-35 is the brand new 31 with the way in which guys are enjoying today.”
Weddle, a 2007 second-round choose, spent his first 9 seasons with the Chargers earlier than having a falling-out with the group.
ESPN’s Jamison Hensley contributed to this report.