Brian Westbrook: What He Brings to the San Francisco 49ers

August 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Brian Westbrook Watch finally comes to an end as ESPN reports that the San Francisco 49ers, not the Rams, came to terms with the veteran running back. Rumors had continued to swirl, connecting the back to the St. Louis Rams, but the recent surprise retirement from second year running back Glen Coffee, as well as the unforgiving playing surface in St. Louis undoubtedly swayed Westbrook.
Brian Westbrook had spent his entire NFL career as a Philadelphia Eagle, but was released this past offseason after injuries and concussions had taken their toll. He played in only eight games this past season, rushing 61 times for 274 yards and one touchdown, while hauling in 25 passes for 181 and a touchdown
Westbrook is a two time Pro Bowl running back and was once considered the fulcrum in Andy Reid's version of the West Coast offense. Westbrook has carried the ball 1,308 times for 5,995 yards an average of 4.6 yards per carry. As a receiver, his talents were top-notch as he has ...

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