Green Bay Packers Reportedly Pursue Brian Westbrook

April 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In analyzing Packers running backs this season, many followers of the Packers have come to the consensus that it was one of the team's positions of need. One thing you will see from looking at those links is there was no consensus about who should be added to the unit or where that player should come from, whether in the draft or free agency.
Brian Westbrook was not even under consideration, because as one of the game's elite backs over the past five seasons, the prevailing thought was his cost would be too high for the notoriously frugal (cough*cheap*cough) Ted Thompson. However, ESPN reported on Tuesday's NFL Live that the Packers are talking with Westbrook.
Apparently, it is becoming a buyer's market in free agency despite the uncapped year because the draft is so close at hand. It is a move that makes sense for both parties.
For Westbrook, he has a chance to play in a familiar system with a contender. He also will probably see more touches than other backups, as Gr...

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