Denver thinking about adding Westbrook

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Denver is visiting with former Philadelphia running back Brian Westbrook.

He visited Washington earlier Wednesday.

It is interesting that Denver is showing an interest in Westbrook. The Broncos already have Knowshon Moreno, Correll Buckhalter and J.J. Arrington at tailback. The Broncos had interest in rookie prospects Toby Gerhart and Montario Hardesty prior to the draft partly because of their size and how it would add to Denver’s backfield.

Westbrook, 30, is 5-foot-10, 203 pounds. However, Westbrook has struggled recently with knee and concussion issues.

Westbrook doesn’t look like he’d give Denver a missing aspect to its offense, especially at his age and with his injury history. Still, Denver coach Josh McDaniels has a history of working with multiple running back options, so he must see some value in Westbrook. If Westbrook ends up in Denver, expect it to be in a limited role.

Meanwhile, rookie Denver quarterback Tim Tebow has bypassed lucrative endorsement opportunities to concentrate on his rookie season. This decision should further ingratiate Tebow with the Broncos. Any athlete who puts his primary job ahead of making endorsement money has to be appreciated.