Westbrook Decision Still Looming for Redskins, Others


It seems to be taking quite awhile for former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook to decide where he is going to continue his NFL career. The back has had an offer on the table from the Redskins for some time now, but as the National Football Post reports today, no clear decision has been made, and no one now seems to really know when a decision by Westbrook will be made.

The Redskins have made Westbrook an offer, and coach Mike Shanahan said earlier this week he had no idea what the status of that was. Westbrook has also visited the Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams.

“We’re still working our way through the process now,” Westbrook told Bob Grotz of the Delaware County Times. “Really there’s no clear-cut favorite. 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.”

Perhaps Westbrook, who suffered two concussions last season, is waiting to see if any openings become available in August when injuries can shake up depth charts. It’s interesting that Washington has offered him as the Redskins already have three backs on the downside of their careers on the roster – Cliton Portis, Larry Johnson and Willie Parker.

“Would I like (Westbrook) to come join us? I would love that,” McNabb said. “But I know this game and how it goes. And we have three running backs who can run the ball.”

Sounds like Westbrook might be holding out either for more money from one of the teams already in the mix, or is hoping another team last minute may jump in and offer him more money. Brian shouldn’t hold his breath on that one.


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