Tag:Brian Westbrook
Posted on: January 19, 2010 9:29 am

Brian Westbrook could be forced to retire

Eagles running back Brian Westbrook had an injury-riddled season that included two concussions, a nagging ankle injury and limited production.

He also turned 30 in September, the age that so often has been the expiration date for NFL running backs.

But it is Westbrook's left knee that could ultimately end the tailback's career with the Eagles and hinder any attempt to catch on with another team, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Posted on: October 29, 2009 11:27 am

Westbrook questionable to play vs. Giants

The New York Daily News reports that Eagles RB Brian Westbrook could miss Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Westbrook suffered a head injury during a collision with Redskins LB Rocky McIntosh on Monday. The Eagles are now in the process of determining whether Westbrook will be fit to take the field against the Giants.

Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder said Westbrook still had a headache on Tuesday, and that they would commence with a series of tests and workouts only after the headache was gone.

Posted on: April 20, 2009 9:04 am

Eagles could go after a runner

According to the Camden Courier-Post, with the 21st overall pick in Saturday's NFL Draft, the Eagles could draft a running back.

The Eagles have tried to find adequate backups behind Brian Westbrook, someone who could touch the ball more frequently than Correll Buckhalter.

Philadelphia drafted Ryan Moats in the third round of the 2005 draft and spent a third-round pick on Tony Hunt in 2007.

In both cases, the Eagles misjudged their picks. Moats was released last season out of training camp and Hunt was sent packing last season. Neither running back adjusted to the blitz pick-up required in a heavy passing attack. 

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