Brian Westbrook Released by Philadelphia Eagles
Brian Westbrook has been released by Philadelphia Eagles after eight years with the team. The running back led the league in yards from scrimmage in 2007 with 2,104. He rushed for 1,333 yards and accounted for 12 touchdowns that season.
He has rushed for 5,995 yards in eight seasons in Philadelphia and caught 426 passes for 3,790 yards. The 30-year-old Westbrook has accounted for 68 touchdowns rushing, receiving and on punt returns.
But various injuries slowed his career, and Westbrook only had 2 touchdown in 2009. Eagles coach Andy Reid says it was a tough decision, but the Eagles wanted Westbrook to have the opportunity to play with another team.
Westbrook's 68 total touchdowns are third in team history behind Carmichael and Steve Van Buren. He holds the franchise single-season record for most scrimmage yards in a season (his 2,104 in 2007) and most receptions in a season (90 in 2007).
He eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark 20 times (including playoffs) during his career, tying for second-most in club history.
It's unclear whether or not Westbrook wants to keep playing, but chances are the RB will find a new home somewhere before next season.