Eric Weddle wasn’t a free agent for long.
The former Ravens safety has already received 11 offers just a few days after his release from Baltimore earlier this week, according to NFL Network, which cited unidentified sources. But he has agreed to terms with the Rams on a reported 2-year deal worth up to $12.5 million and $5.25 million of that will be fully guaranteed.
Fear the beard.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 8, 2019
The veteran would have received a $6.5 million base salary in 2019, which may have been too steep for the Ravens to justify keeping him on their roster. He had previously stated that he would consider retiring if Baltimore released him, but he has since backtracked his comments.
A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Weddle is entering his 12th NFL season after spending three seasons with the Ravens and nine with the Chargers, who selected him in the second round of the 2007 draft.
Weddle, 34, finished the 2018 season third on the Ravens’ roster in tackles with 68, though he failed to log an interception. He led the Chargers in tackles five of his nine seasons but left the team after falling out of favor with since-fired coach Mike McCoy.