Eagles release two-time Pro Bowl RB Westbrook

Babe_Ruth

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#1
Philadelphia Eagles release Pro Bowl RB Brian Westbrook - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN

This is a huge shocker, I know that he's had concussions problems during the last few years or so, but I never expected them to release him.

A team should definitely take a chance on him, he can catch, run, block very effectively.

I know McCoy made some great strides last year, and Westbrook was owed over seven million dollars next season., but you'd think they just re-nogiate his contreact.
 

SqueakScolari

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#2
The Eagles must be really sold on McCoy because I sure aren't. I think he has the potential to be a good back in this league but I'm not sure if he can handle a full workload next season. Eagles better get a veteran back to help him out.

As for Westbrook, tough but he's had injuries from head to toe over the last few years. I still think he can be an explosive back in the league but he can't be a full time guy any more. Be a good pickup for a number of teams.
 

oxyMORON

A Darker Knight
#3
Not just head injuries though. His ankle has been a constant problem. If it's not one thing, it's another. He may be a good back, but his health is a pretty big risk to pay so much money for.

Maybe another team will get him for cheap. I don't think he's in the greatest position to ask for a big contract.
 

SqueakScolari

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Not just head injuries though. His ankle has been a constant problem. If it's not one thing, it's another. He may be a good back, but his health is a pretty big risk to pay so much money for.

Maybe another team will get him for cheap. I don't think he's in the greatest position to ask for a big contract.
Nope he isn't but I think he could probably snag himself a decent, incentive-based deal. If I was a team needing a back to complete a platoon, I would probably offer him a $2-3 million dollar base with the potential to make up to $3-4 more million in incentives (rushing yards, carries).
 
#6
Last year: Buckhalter and Dawkins (both of which are now Broncos)
This year: Westbrook

I hope this isn't a pattern of things to come.
 

StroShow

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Can't say I am too surprised, but he was such a threat when healthy. He was due a large salary this year and was released. I wonder if any team will take a chance on him. He's one of the best overall backs when he was healthy but being healthy was is biggest issuer during his career.
 
#8
LT and Westbrook cut in the same offseason? Damn. They may have fallen off, but I didn't expect them to be just cut. It'll be interesting to see where Westbrook goes. Someone should give him a chance, just not in a every-down role. I still think he can add a lot to a team, if used correctly and if he stays healthy.