The San Francisco 49ers signed former Eagles’ running back Brian Westbrook to a one-year deal worth around $1.25 million on Monday, giving the eminently talented and physically beleaguered back a second chance with an NFC West contender.
“My No. 1 concern throughout the process was going to a winning team, a football team that was coached by a man I respect and a team that had a winning tradition and players that would be able to achieve that," Westbrook said Monday. "I think I found all of those things here in San Francisco. It was a long process but in the end I think it turned out well for me."
Subsequent reports have the St. Louis Rams, the Washington Redskins and, surprisingly, your Dallas Cowboys as the other teams interested in Westbrook’s service.
Dallas knows well the talent possessed by the longtime-Eagle Westbrook, but it’s equally apparent that they’re aware of his ever-precarious physical state. Which makes this is a curious development if, indeed, Dallas had anything more than passing interest. With Marion Barber, Tashard Choice and Felix Jones on the roster, Dallas has enough trouble distributing the ball among their running backs as it is--and, considering the recent results, this is a good problem to have.
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