Published: Tue, March 12, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Eric Weddle Agrees With Rams

Eric Weddle Agrees With Rams

The Los Angeles Rams signed free-agent safety Eric Weddle to a two-year contract Friday. He is almost certain to take the starting job held by Lamarcus Joyner, who is expected to leave as a free agent.

A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Weddle is entering his 12th National Football League season after spending three seasons with the Ravens and nine with the Chargers, who selected him in the second round of the 2007 draft. With a deep free agent market for safeties this offseason, plenty of teams seem to believe Weddle has a bit left in the tank.

Weddle did not have to travel far from his hometown of Alta Loma, Calif., as a member of the Chargers, and is even closer to the old stomping grounds as a member of the Rams.

Weddle, 34, was the crafty veteran who played the role of chessmaster on the backend of the NFL's top-ranked defense last season. He'll join a secondary with fellow multi-time Pro Bowlers Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.

The Rams are getting a proven veteran in Weddle, whose 29-career interceptions rank No. 9 among all active players.

It would now appear that the Los Angeles Rams are on Weddle's radar as he has narrowed down his list of potential teams.

Barron played the last five seasons with the franchise, having started his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and started 12 games last season.

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