Posted by: Tom Duch | February 23, 2010

Career Eagle Finished in Philadelphia

For the second time in as many days, an All-Pro running back has been released by the team he had spent his entire career with. Today it was Philadelphia Eagles back, Brian Westbrook. In his 8 years in Philly, Westbrook became the franchises all-time leader in yards from scrimmage, ranks second in career rush yards, and third in receptions. His best season came in 2007 when he broke Eagles’ single season records in yards from scrimmage (2,104) and receptions (90).

Westbrook joins LaDainian Tomlinson on the unemployment line, just a day after the Chargers star was let go. Injury and concussion issues could hurt Westbrook’s stock in the free agent market.  The former Villanova Wildcat missed half of the 2009 season due to ankle trouble and two concussions. Westbrook also passed into the danger zone for running backs last season when he turned 30.

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