Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Eagles release Westbrook - Jeff McLane, Philly.com
Westbrook to finish as one of the Eagles' All-Time greats - PhiladelphiaEagles.com
Westbrook's All-Time Eagle Ranks - PhiladelphiaEagles.com
Brian Westbrook will be released - Kulp, The 700 Level
36-West taking a new road - Chris Shafer, Phinally Philly
Philadelphia Eagles release Brian Westbrook - JasonB, Bleeding Green Nation
A day after the San Diego Chargers cut LaDainian Tomlinson, the Philadelphia Eagles cut ties with their own running back, Brian Westbrook.
Westbrook was always one of my favorite Eagles to watch, especially in his younger days. He was the most electrifying Eagles player in the franchise over the last decade, I believe, and that includes personalities like Terrell Owens and DeSean Jackson (although Jackson is quickly taking over the role). Overlooked by many in the NFL the Eagles struck gold with the Villanova product and the rest of the league soon found out what they had passed up on.
My favorite Westbrook memory will undoubtedly be the same as many of yours. The punt return against the New York Giants.
Not sure where Westbrook will go now but I would have to imagine that he'll get a call or two despite his downward production recently and battles with injuries, including concussions.
This is a tough week for Philadelphia's loved sports stars. Now that we are faced with moving on past a fan favorite in green for the second time in the past year (Brian Dawkins) we are also left wondering what the fate of Allen Iverson is. Iverson has taken a leave of absence to be with his family as his daughter is being treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for an illness that has yet to be released to the public. While we will say so long and farewell and send best wishes to Westbrook, we all surely will keep the Iverson family in our thoughts as well.