It's been a month since Mike Shanahan made a public plea for Brian Westbrook to sign with the Washington Redskins, but there's apparently been no movement. Perhaps it's because the former Eagles running back has drawn the interest of additional teams, according to NFL.com's Steve Wyche.
We already knew the Rams and Broncos had shown interest this offseason. But Wyche did not reveal the identities of the other additional teams. I'm wondering if the New York Giants might have a little interest in Westbrook. He's pretty much the entire reason they went out and signed linebacker Michael Boley in free agency in '09. Giants coach Tom Coughlin and general manager Jerry Reese have immense respect for Westbrook because he's had so much success against them over the years.
And it's not like the Giants have a sure thing at third running back. Andre Brown's returning from a ruptured Achilles tendon and Danny Ware doesn't exactly inspire a lot of confidence. I think Westbrook would make an excellent third-down back if he's able to put his pride aside and embrace the role.
What do you guys think? Would Giants fan welcome Westy with open arms?