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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Black and Blue all over: Westbrook in GB?

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Earlier this month, we discussed Green Bay's options behind starting running back Ryan Grant and noted an endorsement of backup Brandon Jackson from coach Mike McCarthy. Still, it appears the Packers are at least doing their due diligence on a wider array of possibilities.

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers have inquired about free-agent running back Brian Westbrook. There hasn't been much market interest in Westbrook, who missed eight games in Philadelphia last season because of repeated concussions, but he could fill a third-down role for the Packers if he is healthy.

We all know the Packers don't often sign veteran free agents, and so we should proceed cautiously on this possibility. But as the offseason continues, Westbrook's price gets lower and lower. If the Packers can bring him in on a mostly risk-free basis, they might give it some serious thought.

Continuing around the NFC North with the draft less than 10 days away: