Former Utah star Eric Weddle inks 2-year deal with LA Rams

By Sean Walker, | Posted - Mar. 8, 2019 at 3:29 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Eric Weddle is headed home.

The former University of Utah star has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams, the club announced Friday afternoon.

Weddle was cut three days ago by the Baltimore Ravens, but the six-time Pro Bowl safety didn’t take long to strike a new deal. Despite making three-straight Pro Bowls with the Ravens, Weddle was due a $6.5 million base salary in 2019 if his option was not picked up.

The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter before it was announced by the Rams.

A native of Fontana, California, who attended high school in Rancho Cucamonga, Weddle, 34, will feature for the third team of his decade-long NFL career. A second-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, he moved to Baltimore in 2016, when he became an unrestricted free agent.

Weddle’s new deal in Los Angeles is reportedly worth $10.5 million over two years, according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, with incentives of up to $1 million each year.

He hauled in 10 interceptions over the last three seasons with Baltimore and started in all 16 games last year en route to 68 tackles, three passes defended, a sack and four quarterback hits.

In Los Angeles, Weddle joins Rams cornerback Aqib Talib, who has the second-most interceptions among active NFL players with 35. Weddle ranks ninth on that same list.

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