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Rams To Sign Legendary RB Eric Dickerson To 1-Day Retirement Contract
Hard to believe, but the legendary Eric Dickerson never retired with the team he was most known for playing with. The former running back last played in the league in 1993 and he will finally retire as a member of the team after he signs a one-day contract with the franchise, 20+ years after he played his last game.
“While Eric has always been a member of the Rams family, we believe that it was time to officially cement his legacy as a member of the Los Angeles Rams, as his accomplishments and contributions to our franchise deserve to be celebrated and remembered forever,” Kevin Demoff, the Rams’ chief operating officer, said in a statement.
Last season, Dickerson was involved in a very public dispute with the former head coach Jeff Fisher and vowed to never return to a Rams game as long as Fisher was the coach. It didn’t take long for him to return as Fisher was fired soon after.
“It feels amazing to sign this contract and officially be a Los Angeles Ram for life,” Dickerson said in a statement. “My passion for this organization during my playing days and for the players wearing Rams jerseys now, is undeniable.
“This is where my career started and this is where my heart is, so closing this chapter with the Rams back in Los Angeles feels right.”
Dickerson lead the league in rushing yards in three of the four years he played with the Rams from 1983 to 1987. During the 1987 season he was traded to Colts.