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Eric Weddle Mounts Unlikely Comeback For Rams Playoff Game

Jan 15, 2022, 4:20 PM
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Eric Weddle #32 of the Los Angeles Rams looks on from the sideline in the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 10, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams must play without both of their starting safeties in their opening playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals.

That means 37-year-old Eric Weddle is quite likely to play meaningful snaps in a postseason game nearly two years after he retired to life as a suburban dad chauffeuring his four children to school activities and coaching his son’s football team.

It’s a remarkable turn of events for a two-time All-Pro safety who voluntarily left the NFL behind with a year on his contract and never thought he had retired too early.

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