The Los Angeles Rams have reportedly agreed to a 2-year deal with veteran safety Eric Weddle. The contract is worth up to $12.5 million but is a $10.5 million base, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. This agreement isn’t official just yet because the actual free agency period doesn’t begin until Wednesday, March 13th.
Lamarcus Joyner is a free agent currently, but didn’t live up to his franchise tag that the Rams placed on him last season. Joyner will likely receive a lengthy and lucrative contract from another team. The Rams will likely receive a high compensatory draft pick despite signing Weddle. Weddle will come in and complete the starting secondary and eliminate a need for the Rams.
Weddle, 34, will likely be a 2-year rental, and help bolster the roster as the team is attempting to pursue another Super Bowl run. The Baltimore Ravens recently cut him in a surprise move. Weddle made three-straight Pro Bowl appearances since joining the Ravens in 2016. Weddle finished last season with 68 tackles, a sack and 4 pass deflections. The Rams met with him last night and may have convinced him not to retire and pursue a Super Bowl with the team.