Eagles release Brian Westbrook

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The end of an era has arrived in Philadelphia. Brian Westbrook will no longer be an Eagle.

Philadelphiaeagles.com is reporting that the Eagles will release Westbrook today.

“Brian is one of the greatest Eagles of all time and he is even a better person and leader,” said head coach Andy Reid. “In my mind, there has not been a more versatile running back that the NFL has seen. I had a conversation with Brian this morning to let him know. This is by far the most difficult part of this job. We wanted to make this move now in order to maximize Brian’s chances of landing with another NFL team.”

Westbrook is the second former Pro Bowl running back to be let go in as many days as the Chargers cut ties with LaDainian Tomlinson.

Westbrook was with the Eagles for eight seasons and provided countless memories and big plays, helping his team to four NFC title games in his career.

Over the next few days Philly Sports Blogs will be bringing you some of our favorite memories of #36. In the meantime, we wish him the best. Enjoy a tatse of what 0ne of the greatest running backs in Eagles’ history provided.

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2 Responses to “Eagles release Brian Westbrook”

  1. Rick on February 23rd, 2010 2:32 pm

    Nothing beats that punt return against the Giants. It stinks injuries cut his career short because he could have been one of the greats. I wish him the best but wonder if he will ever be a starter in the NFL again.

  2. Doug on February 23rd, 2010 3:14 pm

    Well it had to happen sometime. All the Best to BWest

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