Brian Westbrook to be game-time decision

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Eagles running back Brian Westbrook will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s contest against the New York Giants, announced had coach Andy Reid on Wednesday.

Westbrook has not practiced all week after a head injury knocked him out of the Eagles 27-17 win over the Redskins on Monday Night Football.

The Eagles head trainer sad that Westbrook’s eyes cleared up soon after the play that knocked him out and that he remembers everything that happened. Right now he is still dealing with headaches, though.

If Westbrook can not go it will be LeSean McCoy that gets the start.

I think the Eagles should and will use caution on this one and give Westbrook the week off. The NFL is already taking heat from congress about concussions and other head injuries NFL players have suffered and the league, so you can bet the league will pressure teams to chose the safe-side of things.’

I think many fans would also be a little excited over the thought of McCoy starting against the Giants. The first-year back out of Pitt had an impressive preseason and has played well in spurts when Westbrook has been out. In his lone start against Kansas City, McCoy rushed for 84 yards on 20 touches with a touchdown

Facing a tough Giants defense, McCoy could make a big statement that he is in fact the Eagles future at the position.

DEPTH: The Eagles signed running back P.J. Hill off the Saints practice squad on Wednesday. Hill was signed by the Saints as a rookie free agent out of Wisconsin. He scored three touchdowns and had 128 yards on 26 touches in the preseason.

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One Response to “Brian Westbrook to be game-time decision”

  1. Doug on October 30th, 2009 9:04 am

    Now here is how I see it. A few weeks a ago the Eagles played the Raiders. They were going against one of the worst if not the worst run defenses in the league. The Eagles only ran the ball about 15 times and lost the game.

    I say that IF Westbrook is still considered a “weapon” then he should sit. If Westbrook plays he will get the snot knocked outa him by the Giants 2nd ranked defense. Let him rest. Again, if he is still a weapon I’d rather not have him for one divisional game than to loose him for the season.

    Besides, if the Eagles play like they can… Jackson, McCoy and Celek should be able to get the job done.

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