Former NFL safety Eric Weddle is coming out of retirement to sign with the Los Angeles Rams and embark on their playoff run following the season-ending injury to starting safety Jordan Fuller, as announced by his agent, David Canter, on Tuesday.
The Rams host the Arizona Cardinals in a wild-card round playoff game Monday night, and lost Fuller to an ankle injury that requires season-ending surgery during their overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Weddle, 37, retired after the 2019 season, after he started all 16 games for the Rams. Weddle was the team captain and defensive signal caller.
Weddle is a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, and has collected 29 interceptions, including four returned for touchdowns, eight forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, 9.5 sacks and 98 pass deflections in 13 seasons.