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Report: Eric Weddle Returns To NFL For Playoffs
Jan 12, 2022, 9:59 AM | Updated: 10:11 am
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SALT LAKE CITY – Former NFL and University of Utah safety Eric Weddle is returning to the NFL, according to a report from Ian Rapoport.
Reunion: The #Rams are signing S Eric Weddle to play in the playoffs, per agent @davidcanter. With the injury to Jordan Fuller, Weddle steps in. Wild.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 12, 2022
The Los Angeles Rams plan to sign Weddle to play safety through the playoffs since the team lost Jordan Fuller to a season-ending ankle injury.
Eric Weddle’s NFL Career
Weddle retired from the NFL in 2020 after playing 13 years in the league. The six-time Pro Bowler spent time with the Chargers, Ravens and Rams during his decorated career after being selected in the second round of the NFL Draft.
Before retiring, Weddle posted 1235 tackles, 30 interceptions, 11.5 sacks, 41 tackles for loss, 5 touchdowns, 8 forced fumbles, and seven fumble recoveries.
It's been REAL @NFL @Chargers @Ravens @RamsNFL! TEAMMATES, COACHES and others I LOVE y'all. We had a GREAT RUN!!!!! ✌✌#BEARDOUT 🎤 pic.twitter.com/C3VGwnMCc7
— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) February 6, 2020
Weddle is beloved by NFL and Utah Football fans for a multitude of reasons, including his joyous personality and the way he celebrates wins with a massive bowl of ice cream.
No better than winning in the NFL.. @Kroger Black Cherry rootbeer float ice cream, crunched up @Oreo, @KeeblerElves fudge stripes, hello panda bites, cinnamon swirl loaf cake, @kroger mallow pieces and of course some @Hersheys caramel. I'm so happy right now!!!! pic.twitter.com/GMUIVjup7r
— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) September 9, 2019
The Rams are set to take on the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL Wild Card Round on January 17 at 6:15. You can watch the game on ABC.
Los Angeles posted a 12-5 record for the 2021-22 season.
Eric Weddle’s Utah Career
Weddle was at the University of Utah from 2003-2006. During his career he posted 143 tackles, 5 sacks and 18 interceptions.
He played on the famous 2004 Utah Utes Fiesta Bowl team under head coach Urban Meyer.
Utah fans will never forget when he introduced himself on an NFL broadcast as being from “The Real U.” One of the many reasons Ute fans love Weddle.
You can follow along with Eric Weddle’s NFL playoff journey with KSL Sports Locals In The NFL Insider Kyle Ireland.