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Eagles’ Free Agent Player Tracker: Westbrook Visiting Rams

April 25, 2010

While most of the free agent coverage that has surrounded the Eagles has regarded potential signings and actual additions they’ve made, it’s also important to take a look at what is going on with players the team has chosen not to re-sign or ones that have been released. Why, you ask? Well, because sometimes organizations consider bringing back players that they’ve ridden of for financial or roster reasons. And in other cases, it’s simply interesting to know where former members of the team are headed, instead of back to their original squad. In this article, the status of one of the unrestricted free agents from the Eagles is updated, and a helpful player tracker chart is available.

Each time news surfaces regarding a player the team has cut or chosen not to re-sign early in the free agency period, the tracker chart will be released accordingly. For this fourth tracker-included article, some more news about RB Brian Westbrook (pictured) is available:

  • Earlier in the month, the longtime Philly runner Westbrook was drawing interest from the Packers, but clearly discussions with Green Bay did not go as far as expected, seeing that he remains unemployed. However, it appears another team has stepped up to the plate and expressed a desire to add him. Westbrook is now visiting with the Rams, who–despite already having a star runner in Steven Jackson–are in search of a veteran backup. At 30 years old and coming off a season of multiple injuries, Westbrook is not expected to make large contributions, but is certainly getting some consideration from the St. Louis organization, who first invited him into their complex on Saturday. One notable connection that can be made between Westbrook and the Rams is the fact that the RB worked with former Eagle staff members Steve Spagnuolo and Pat Shurmur, both of whom currently work for St. Louis. Though a contract is likely to be finalized within the next few days, according to several sports networks, Westbrook must first pass a physical exam–something that many believe he will be unable to do with all of the recent injuries he’s sustained.
Eagles’ Unrestricted Free Agent Player Tracker
Player Position 2010 Team News
Jason Babin DE Titans Signed with Titans on March 19th
Sean Jones FS/SS Buccaneers Signed with Buccaneers on March 16th
Jeremiah Trotter MLB Not re-signed at start of FA
Brian Westbrook (released) RB Invited to meet with St. Louis Rams
Tracy White OLB Not re-signed at start of FA
Will Witherspoon (released) OLB/MLB Titans Signed with Titans on March 9th
Shawn Andrews (released) OG/OT

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