The NFL Network has an interesting report on Sunday, saying that former NFL great safety Eric Weddle is willing to return to the league this season.
Weddle retired following last season after playing one year with the Rams. It was his 13th NFL season in total. The network reported that Weddle has already had interest from a couple of teams but he would only come back to an ideal situation. It also stated that Weddle, 35, would be interested in playing near his Southern California home and for a contender.
A return to Baltimore, where Weddle played from 2016to ‘18, could also appeal to the safety. Waddle spent the first nine years of career with the Chargers but did not have a good departure from that team.
From @gmfb Weekend: While Earl Thomas waits (and hopes the #Cowboys suddenly come calling), there's another intriguing veteran safety option for teams in the retired Eric Weddle, who has received offers and would entertain a comeback in the right scenario. pic.twitter.com/Taml1KCrFV— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 4, 2020
I confirmed with an NFL source that Weddle would entertain a return, but the Rams have not had any contact with him.
It may be a long shot, anyway. While the Rams fit geographically and they are early NFC contenders at 3-1, there just isn’t a big need for Weddle at the moment. They have John Johnson and rookie Jordan Fuller has been terrific after being taken in the sixth-round. Perhaps if there was an injury, this could be a potential fit if everything came together.