It's not a good month to be a formerly-dominant NFL running back. First, LaDainian Tomlinson got the boot from the Chargers; now, Brian Westbrook is getting the same treatment from the Eagles.
Westbrook has been plagued by concussions in recent years, including one this season that put his career in jeopardy. Still, when healthy, he's a dual-threat, dangerous out of the backfield as a rusher or receiver. That's one big IF, however.
Westbrook and Tomlinson aren't the only veteran free agents on the market, as big names like Julius Peppers and Terrell Owens could make an impact on a contender. Only one thing is certain; the Eagles are left with a huge hole to fill.
J.B. (Dunmore, PA)
M-Dub: With Westbrook now out in Philly, can you see Andy Reid actually giving McCoy a chance to run the football?
No. His role will grow. Weaver should remain in the mix and they will prob add another RB in the draft. But, as always, they are going to throw and throw a ton. McCoy needs to improve on his protection, but you need to remember, that this is still a very young player-came out as a Soph. Full transcript
Steve (Atlanta, GA)
Do you think Westbrook will find a home or is he destined to retire this year?
Can he pass a physical? Will a doc clear him with his concussions? Could see him as a 3rd down RB still, but not an everydown guy. Full transcript