Monday, December 22, 2014

Brian Westbrook to retire with Eagles on Wednesday

One of the top running backs in Eagles history, Brian Westbrook will retire with the Eagles on Wednesday. He will also be honored at halftime of the Dec. 23 game against the Redskins.

Brian Westbrook to retire with Eagles on Wednesday

Brian Westbrook spent eight seasons with the Eagles. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Brian Westbrook spent eight seasons with the Eagles. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

One of the top running backs in Eagles history, Brian Westbrook will retire with the Eagles on Wednesday. He will also be honored at halftime of the Dec. 23 game against the Redskins.

Westbrook played 107 games in eight seasons from 2002-2009. He is second in team history in rushing yards with 5,995 and third in receptions with 426 and total touchdowns with 68. 

“I will always remember Brian for the electrifying, game-changing plays he made during his great career in Philadelphia," team owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. "He was one of those players you knew could score from anywhere on the field and one of the most exciting players I have ever watched. He was a great runner, receiver and returner and was certainly a fan favorite. We are thrilled to have him retire as an Eagle and we look forward to honoring him at Lincoln Financial Field on December 23 against the Redskins in what should be a very exciting atmosphere.”

Tra Thomas and Brian Dawkins, long-time teammates of Westbrook's, also have retired with the team this offseason. 

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