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tony hipchest
02-23-2010, 01:05 PM
-as per sirius. andy reid presser at 4 pm est. (the resigning price of willie parker just got cheaper again).

supa_fly_steeler
02-23-2010, 01:09 PM
Westbrook To Finish As One Of Eagles' All-Time Greats
February 23, 2010 | Last Updated: 2/23/2010 1:59 PM ET
http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/bloghead/

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Tuesday that they will release running back Brian Westbrook.

"Brian is one of the greatest Eagles of all time and he is even a better person and leader," said head coach Andy Reid. "In my mind, there has not been a more versatile running back that the NFL has seen. I had a conversation with Brian this morning to let him know. This is by far the most difficult part of this job. We wanted to make this move now in order to maximize Brian's chances of landing with another NFL team."

Westbrook will finish his Eagles career as the franchise's all-time leader in yards from scrimmage (9,785) after being selected in the 3rd round of the 2002 draft from Division I-AA Villanova. He also ranks 2nd in rushing yards (5,995) behind Wilbert Montgomery and 3rd in receptions (426) behind Harold Carmichael and Pete Retzlaff. In addition, Westbrook's 68 total touchdowns ranked 3rd in team history behind Carmichael and Steve Van Buren. He holds the franchise's single season record for most scrimmage yards in a season (a league-leading 2,104 in 2007) and most receptions in a season (90 in 2007). He eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark 20 times (including playoffs) during his career, tying for 2nd most in club history.

"Brian Westbrook is one of the most electric players in the history of this franchise and is certainly also one of the most popular," said Eagles Chairman Jeffrey Lurie. "He was personally one of the my favorite players to watch each and every Sunday and his playmaking abilities, leadership and values will be missed."

Said team president Joe Banner, "We all know how valuable Brian was as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and he will certainly go down as one of the greatest Eagles of all time. But what really showed me how special a person Brian is, was watching the way he interacted with my children. That said more to me about Brian than anything else he could have done on the playing field. We will miss him both as a person and as

lamberts-lost-tooth
02-23-2010, 01:14 PM
Before anyone asks........NO!!!

supa_fly_steeler
02-23-2010, 01:16 PM
Before anyone asks........NO!!!

AWWWW! :chuckle:

fansince'76
02-23-2010, 01:24 PM
Before anyone asks........NO!!!

:chuckle:

steelpride12
02-23-2010, 01:29 PM
Why don't we just pick up LT and Westbrooke and sign Parker at this rate (sarcasm Insertion)

MACH1
02-23-2010, 01:32 PM
Before anyone asks........NO!!!

He'd look good in black n gold. :chuckle:

supa_fly_steeler
02-23-2010, 01:47 PM
Why don't we just pick up LT and Westbrooke and sign Parker at this rate (sarcasm Insertion)

Don't forget Joey Porter and Antonio Pierce :chuckle:

steelreserve
02-23-2010, 01:50 PM
-as per sirius. andy reid presser at 4 pm est. (the resigning price of willie parker just got cheaper again).

Let's just hope it didn't get so cheap that we actually re-sign him.

Hmm, this makes it interesting now -- will I end up hating Westbrook's guts next year, or LT's? Because I am about 99 percent certain one of them is going to the Patriots just to piss me off.

msafford
02-23-2010, 03:18 PM
Before anyone asks........NO!!!

:rofl::sofunny:

supa_fly_steeler
02-23-2010, 03:21 PM
Before anyone asks........NO!!!

I was going to ask if the Eagles released Westbrook to just tease the other 30 nfl teams.

I guess they have full confidence in that pittsburgb product

AllD
02-23-2010, 03:33 PM
He is one hit away from retirement.

DoubleSh0t
02-23-2010, 07:23 PM
Anyone think the Eagles might go after Parker? They are really inexperienced at HB and might want someone like Parker to work with the young guys.

Galax Steeler
02-24-2010, 03:43 AM
Before anyone asks........NO!!!

YES way to go LLT :applaudit:

M.C. Smith
02-24-2010, 08:44 PM
Anyone think the Eagles might go after Parker? They are really inexperienced at HB and might want someone like Parker to work with the young guys.

I can easily see Willie ending up with the Eagles. He's a veteran back who would be a nice complement to Shady McCoy in the backfield.

I would hate to see it though, because I have a deep dislike for the Philadelphia Eagles. :mad: