Childress doesn't close door on Westbrook

It’s hard to say if Brad Childress opened the door for Brian Westbrook eventually landing with the Minnesota Vikings by virtue of the fact that he didn’t close the door on the ex-Philadelphia Eagles running back. But never say never on this potential marriage.

The Vikings remain in the hunt for a complementary back to Adrian Peterson. Albert Young, who was the No. 3 back this past season, has been mentioned as a possibility. The Vikings swung and missed in their bid to sign LaDainian Tomlinson as he chose the New York Jets, where he believes he’ll receive more playing time.

Childress has a history with Westbrook from his days with the Eagles, but the versatile back hasn’t generated a lot of interest to this point. He suffered two concussions last season and it’s not like he was a model of durability before those incidents.

“He is a good player, and I have a lot of admiration and respect for him,” Childress said at the owners meeting this week, per NFL.com. “I do not know if we are far enough down the free-agent trail yet, but he is certainly a guy that is on our board and on our list, as are others. There is no interest as of right this second, but do I respect his abilities, absolutely. I have a lot of admiration for him.”

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