Brian Westbrook rumored to work out with Washington Redskins

Brian Westbrook may be re-joining former teammate Donovan McNabb and brother Byron Westbrook as a rival to his formal Philadephia Eagles.

Earlier today, there were reports that Westbrook will be joining the Redskins mini-training camp on Wednesday to practice with the team.

The ex-Eagles RB may very well fit in to the DC team as his defensive tackle and special teams brother is a dominant force there already, and his former quarterback was recently traded to the Skins as well.

Would acquiring Brian Westbrook be a good idea?

A key thing to keep in mind is remembering that Westbrook got a concussion last

Brian Westbrook is going to work out with the Redskins Wednesday May 12. Westbrook is a former Eagles Running Back. (Picture from

 season–actually while playing in Washington. That injury kept him off the field for eight games.

“I wouldn’t want to rbing him in unless he can actually take a hit and not worry about getting a concussion,” Chris Mcney, a Washington Redskins “guru” said.

Also, the Redskins are already well-stocked at running back with  Clinton Portis, who was  joined earlier this off-season by free-agent pickups Larry Johnson and Willie Parker. Do the Skins have enough room on their roster for another running back?

“It is just bad how [Westbrook]  ended it with the Eagles when he was cleared to play,” said Chris Mcney. “A family reunion won’t sell seats, winning games does with the best players.”

The RB, who rushed for twice over 1,000 yards in previous seasons and all-purpose yards in 2007 with 2,104 (including 90 catches for 771 yards) before his injury will be 31-years old when the 2010 season starts–a season he could spend playing along side his brother.

“I’m not part of that decision-making process,” Byron Westbrook said. “Obviously, he’s my brother, and it would be great to have the chance to play with him, but I’ll let him handle all of that.”


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