Eagles Star RB Brian Westbrook To Retire As An EagleBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Running Backs Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
During his outstanding career, former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook made a habit of following then left tackle Tra Thomas on plays around the left side. Westbrook is continuing that practice by following Thomas in his decision to end his NFL career by resigning with the Birds, so that he can retire as a Philadelphia Eagle.
Tomorrow morning at 11:30am, Westbrook will resign with the Birds and retire at the Nova Care Complex. The former Villanova star will be honored later in the season at halftime of the December 23rd game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field.
Westbrook holds the franchise record with 9,785 total yards from scrimmage. I thought he was the best all around running back in the league for a few years during the heart of his career. I thought he carried the Eagles to the playoffs in 2006 when Donovan McNabb hurt his knee and Jeff Garcia was the starting quarterback for the Birds.
Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie released a statement on Westbrook: “I will always remember Brian for the electrifying, game-changing plays he made during his great career in Philadelphia. 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.”
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