Los Angeles Rams 90-Man Roster Preview: Safety Eric Weddle

The Los Angeles Rams didn’t make a lot of noise in the offseason when it came to big free-agent signings. This was nothing like the offseason before when they brought in Aqib Talib and Ndamukong Suh or the offseason prior when they signed Andrew Whitworth and Robert Woods.

The Rams made a few low-key signings that will hopefully help them get over the top. One of those signings was future Hall of Fame safety, Eric Weddle. The former Chargers and Ravens safety is next in our roster preview series.

2018 Season

For just the second time in his career, Eric Weddle went without an interception and defended a career-low three passes. At 34 years of age, Weddle’s play is indeed declining, but that’s not to say he can’t still play. Weddle recently came in at No. 100 on the NFL’s top-100 players of 2018.

Last season, quarterbacks completed just 56.3% of their passes when throwing at Weddle and his 111 yards allowed were the second-fewest in his career. The future Hall of Fame safety may not be the player he once was, but he’s still a top-25 safety according to Pro Football Focus.

Roster Battle

The Los Angeles Rams let LaMarcus Joyner walk in the offseason to join the Oakland Raiders, and Weddle will take over for him. There won’t be much of a roster battle here at all. Weddle will split some time with rookie Taylor Rapp, but the Rams signed the former Ravens safety to be another leader in the secondary, and that’s exactly what he’s going to do.