Eric Weddle announces retirement

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Eric Weddle said at the end of the 2019 season that he didn’t expect to be back with the Rams and wasn’t sure whether he’d be playing for anyone in 2020.

Weddle has since come to a decision on that front. Weddle announced his retirement on Twitter Thursday.

Weddle spent 13 years in the NFL and entered the league as a 2007 second-round pick of the Chargers. He spent nine years in San Diego, three years in Baltimore and wrapped up his career with one year in Los Angeles for the Rams.

Weddle was named a first-team All-Pro twice and a second-team All-Pro three teams over the course of his career.

He had 1,179 tackles, 29 interceptions, 9.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and five defensive touchdowns in 201 regular season games and added an interception and two sacks in nine postseason appearances.

21 responses to “Eric Weddle announces retirement

  1. Great player. Wanted you in Miami years ago in a trade for Rishard Matthews. Never happened but should have.

  2. The way things are going with the “Hall of Very Good” voting, Weddle will be a finalist in 5 years and an inductee two years after that. Get the gold jacket ready!

  3. Rams are going to be ready to roll with John Johnson and Taylor Rapp next year, so retirement is probably a better alternative to riding the bench or trying to sign on with someone as a FA for one more year.

  4. If Polamalu was a hall of famer I guess Weddle is too. Fine careers for both of them, my money is on him retiring a Raven.

  5. Earl Thomas is a no brainer HOF’r right?

    3 first team All Pro
    2 2nd team All Pro

    Pretty darn close. I think Thomas is the best Safety of the past 10 years but Weddle is not far behind. That’s from a fans standpoint. Players should decide the HOF, btw. They know who deserves it. Not sure how one could swing that…perfect world, I suppose.

  6. Why would a guy who spent 4 of his 13 yrs in Baltimore retire as a Raven? Wait, the Pats fans claim Rod Harrison as their own even tho he spent his first DECADE in San Diego, so, nevermind. Also: I wonder how many O coordinators said “gee, we better know where that Weddle is, on every play..”

  7. Weddle was a consummate professional and respected by players. Would love to see him retire as Raven, and even come back to coach, but all inconsequential in bigger scheme of things. He deserves to leave proud of his record.

  8. Glad he’s finally made it official as his waffling on the subject these last few years had become a bit tiresome.

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