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Rams' Weddle retires from NFL after 13 seasons

Eric Weddle, 35, played for the then-San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Rams before calling it quits.

Los Angeles Rams safety Eric Weddle announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday.

Rams veteran Weddle – a six-time Pro Bowler – called it quits after 13 seasons in the league.

The 35-year-old had one season remaining on a two-year deal he signed with the Rams in March 2019.

Weddle tweeted: "It's been REAL @NFL @Chargers @Ravens @RamsNFL! "TEAM-MATES, COACHES and others I LOVE y'all. We had a GREAT RUN!!!!! #BEARDOUT."

A five-time All-Pro, Weddle tallied 29 interceptions, five defensive touchdowns, eight forced fumbles and 1,179 tackles in 201 career games.

Weddle spent his first nine seasons with the then-San Diego Chargers, before joining the Baltimore Ravens and the Rams.

In his lone season with the Rams, Weddle finished second on the team in tackles with 108.

"I wish Eric and his family the best as he retires from football," Rams head coach Sean McVay said. "Eric had a distinguished 13-year career in the NFL, where he played at a high level and earned respect across the entire league.

"He is one of the smartest and most instinctual players I have ever been around. Last season, he served as a captain on our team and was a key cog on our defense. More than that, he was a leader in our locker room and set a professional example for everyone he encountered."

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