Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Report: Westbrook to visit 'Skins

Former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook will visit with the Redskins Wednesday, according to a report.

Report: Westbrook to visit 'Skins

Brian Westbrook will visit the Redskins Wednesday, according to a report. (Ron Cortes/ Staff file photo
Brian Westbrook will visit the Redskins Wednesday, according to a report. (Ron Cortes/ Staff file photo

Eagles fans could see another familiar face in a Redskins uniform next season, according to a report.

Sources tell ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Brian Westbrook will visit with the Redskins Wednesday. Per the report, Donovan McNabb has been pushing the 'Skins to consider his former teammate.

The Daily News' Les Bowen reported a couple weeks ago that Westbrook had passed his physical with the Rams and was considering whether to continue his career in St. Louis.

The Redskins' roster is filled with veteran running backs: Clinton Portis turns 29 in September and is entering his ninth season. Larry Johnson is 30 and entering his eighth season. And Willie Parker is 29 and entering his seventh season.

Westbrook turns 31 in September and has eight seasons under his belt.

His brother, Byron, is a defensive back/special teams player for the 'Skins.


Nice nugget here from the Washington Post's Rick Maese on Twitter:

Brian Westbrook and Bruce Allen were previously skedded to speak to HS students at Springarn High on Wed. That the two would now meet to discuss Westbrook's services sure sounds like matter of convenience to me. Team coulda met with him at any point in past couple months

Celek's take on DeSean/McNabb

Eagles tight end Brent Celek did a live chat today with NFL.com. He was asked about The DeSean Jackson/Donovan McNabb back and forth. Here's his response:

With regards to DeSean remarks, I think they were taken out of context. I feel like he was misunderstood. I feel like all he was trying to do was back our QB in Kevin, and it got skewed somewhat to be taking a shot at Donovan, which I don't think he was.

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