Rams’ Eric Weddle facing reality of potentially not being brought back next season
One year removed from their magical Super Bowl appearance, the Los Angeles Rams have been a massive disappointment. They were officially eliminated from playoff contention following their week 16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, and the future looks bleak.
General manager Les Snead has very little cap space to work with. Snead is also without a first-round pick in the next two drafts. That means a lot of veterans being let go in order to conserve what precious cap space they do have. Safety Eric Weddle knows that he’s not safe from becoming a cap casualty this offseason. Weddle spoke about his status with the team with the Los Angeles Times, via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
“I know how teams go, and organizations, and to go in that direction like that makes sense to not keep the old guy around,” Weddle said, via the Los Angeles Times. “Like that’s the reality. If I’m the [General Manager]. I’m smart. I know how those things work, so I’m just enjoying this week and whatever the decision — whether it’s me or them — it’s all good.” Weddle said.
It’s good that Weddle is at peace with whatever happens this offseason because it’s pretty likely that he’ll have to find a new home for 2020. The Rams have two capable (and affordable) safeties in John Johnson and Taylor Rapp. Playing Nickell Robey-Coleman in the nickel isn’t a bad option, especially because it allows Los Angeles to cut Weddle and free up some money.