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LA Chargers: 5 retired players who could unretire and compete right now

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(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Former LA Chargers that could come out of retirement: 1. Eric Weddle

This one is kind of cheating considering that Eric Weddle was in the NFL last season and was not just in the league, but was a legitimate contributor to the Los Angeles Rams’ defense. It is not like Weddle went out because no team was interested, either.

If Weddle would have decided to play in 2020 then there absolutely would have been a team that not only signed him but likely would have started him all 16 games as the Rams did in the 2019 season.

Weddle was the best and most consistent safety of the 2010s and there is no debate about it. His best years came early in the decade with the Chargers but he was still an above-average safety with the Ravens and actually had one of the best years of his career in Baltimore.

He was still productive last season as well. At 34 years old, Weddle played in 93 percent of the Rams’ defensive snaps and recorded 100 combined tackles for the first time since 2014, when he was still with the Chargers.

Weddle had a 69.0 defensive grade last season on Pro Football Focus and a 70.5 coverage grade. He is no longer a Pro Bowl safety, but he absolutely could have still suited up in 2020 and provided reliable snaps at safety.

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