June 1, 2010

Westbrook To Make Decision Soon

Brian Westbrook is still in the process of of finding a new team after being cut from the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason.

According to Jason La Canfora, Westbrook is coming close to making a decision.

Westbrook is a Pro Bowl running back with a pair of 1,000 yard rushing campaigns. He is 30, the dreaded age where RBs are often kicked to the curb, and is coming off a concussion which forced him to miss eight games in 2009.

However, several teams are rumored to be interested in Westbrook who has been feared throughout his career as a threat catching passes out of the backfield in addition to his work between the tackles.

The Redskins, Rams and Broncos are all interested in Westbrook, and these teams undoubtedly feel that Westbrook could still be dynamic as a third-down or change-of-pace back.

Last Wednesday (May 26th), Mike Shanahan told Redskins Insider he is hoping Westbrook will choose the 'Skins.

Westbrook would be wise to sign with a team quickly. With training camp on the horizon, he'll need time to settle in with a new team and master their schemes.

Westbrook would be the third big name back the Redskins have brought in this offseason. Larry Johnson and Willie Parker have already been signed, joining Clinton Portis in the backfield.

If Westbrook is signed, then at least one of the Redskins RBs would be cut. Again, I'll reiterate that I think Portis will be the on receiving the ax. Shanahan obviously has little faith in him considering how much attention he has paid to the RB position this offseason.

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