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    Posted by Ken Newhouse on August 12, 2010 2 Comments

    Free agent RB Brian Westbrook is expected to make a decision on where he is going to play in 2010 by this coming Monday. The teams that are in contention for signing Westbrook are the St. Louis Rams, Denver Broncos, and the Washington Redskins. It is not said whether there is a fourth team in contention to sign Westbrook, but we’ll have to wait and see.

    The former pro bowler had many stellar seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. Due to injuries, he was limited to playing time last season. Then in February of this Westbrook was released by the Eagles. He had reportedly been offered a contract by the Redskins a couple of months ago but turned it down, trying to wait and see if anything better on the market popped up.

    Westbrook’s best option would probably be in St. Louis, because he would have more playing time behind Steven Jackson. Even though the Rams don’t have a great chance of contending in 2010, Westbrook would likely recieve the biggest contract offer from the Rams.

    Washington doesn’t seem like a good fit for Westbrook due to a crowded backfield already. While Denver has just signed another duo of running backs, he doesn’t seem like a fit there either.

    The only issue with the Rams signing Westbrook, is that he has had knee troubles in the past. Since the Rams have turf on their fields then it is more of a possibility of him suffering an injury. Either way, the Rams need a proven backup for Steven Jackson, and Brian Westbrook might just be the best fit.

    It's Jim not Chris

  • #2
    Re: Westbrook expected to make decision by Monday

    Honestly I forgot about him, still hope he signs with us. Gives us a good chance to solidify our backup running back position.


    • #3
      Re: Westbrook expected to make decision by Monday

      Word is he just signed with the Whinners.:|


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        by rammer74
        Hi Guys
        any truth in this rumour found on the nfluk forum ?
        Word is Westbrook has passed his physical and is talking to the rams now about a contract .
        -04-26-2010, 02:46 PM
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        The St. Louis Rams' familiarity with former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook explains why the free-agent running back visited Rams Park this offseason.

        Westbrook's comments to the Delaware County Daily Times explain why Westbrook, 30, might be a long shot to sign with St. Louis (he has also visited the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos).

        "Really, there’s no clear-cut favorite," Westbrook told the Daily Times during a kids camp put on by Redskins quarterback and former Eagles teammate Donovan McNabb. "But I want to go to a good football team, a team that can win. And I do know Washington does have a very good program. And some of these other teams I’m interested in, as well."

        Westbrook might think the Rams have a good program, but does he think they can win in 2010? Or would he be more likely to see a team still in the early stages of a rebuild, one with a rookie quarterback? Westbrook has had injury problems in recent seasons. His career is winding down. It's understandable if he wants to win right away.
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      • schut39
        After visit with Rams, Westbrook weighing options.
        by schut39 Wire Reports

        Running back Brian Westbrook was medically cleared during his weekend visit with the Rams, but he left town still weighing his options, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday.

        "He wanted to go back (home) and think it over," Rams general manager Billy Devaney told the newspaper Monday. "We're just taking it one step at a time right now."

        The Rams are seeking running back depth behind starter Steven Jackson. Kenneth Darby, a three-year pro with 61 NFL carries, is the most experienced backup currently on the roster.

        Westbrook, 30, suffered two concussions last season with the Philadelphia Eagles, who released him this offseason despite his standing as the franchise's career leader in yards from scrimmage (9,785). He also ranks second in rushing yards (5,995) and third in receptions (426).

        After suffering his first concussion Oct. 26 against the Washington Redskins, Westbrook missed two games, then returned for a Nov. 16 contest in San Diego. However, Westbrook suffered another concussion against the Chargers and didn't return until Week 16.

        Westbrook, who also has dealt with knee, rib, ankle and foot injuries over the years, said he returned too soon from his first concussion.

        The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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