Biggs: Eagles cut Westbrook
First, LaDainian Tomlinson got cut loose.
Now, he’s got company on the street in another pretty good running back. The Philadelphia Eagles have parted ways with Brian Westbrook, a move that is not at all surprising.
Westbrook was on the books for $7.25 million this season, and there was speculation going all the way back to last offseason that 2009 would be his final season with the Eagles. With LeSean McCoy, a productive second-round draft pick in place, it made sense. When Westbrook battled his way through two concussions last season, it made more sense.
"Brian is one of the greatest Eagles of all time and he is even a better person and leader," coach Andy Reid said on the team's website. "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."
The head start certainly will not hurt Westbrook. Now, if the Eagles could just figure out what they are going to do at quarterback.
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