L.A. Rams Sign 6-Time Pro-Bowler Out of Retirement

The Los Angeles Rams made an unconventional roster move ahead of their Wildcard matchup against the Arizona Cardinals next Monday.  The 12-5 Rams are among teams that most likely aren't a fan of the NFL's new 17-game season, as the final game of the season - a 27-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers - proved to be costly to the NFC West Champions.  The Rams lost not one, but two members of their safety core as both Jordan Fuller (season-ending ankle injury) and Taylor Rapp (concussion protocol) are expected to miss at least Monday's game and in Fuller's case, the rest of the season after injuries sustained in last Sunday's game.

In response to the bad news, GM Les Snead pulled out his old rolodex and called up a retired veteran who hasn't played a single down of football since 2019 in hopes to aid his ailing secondary: Eric Weddle.  The 37-year old played 12 seasons with the Chargers and Ravens, before joining the Rams for his final season in 2019.  Weddle has had an impressive career with 6 Pro-Bowl selections, 2 All-Pro First-team selections, 3 All-Pro Second-team selections, and was named to the NFL's 2010s All-Decade Team composed of outstanding performers between the years of 2010-2019.  His agent posted the news of the signing on twitter:

While his past performance has been rather impressive, it's fair to question how much of an impact Weddle can have after spending the last two seasons at home, but his knowledge of the game and his presence in the locker room alone, could be worth the investment for the Rams.

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