Well, it happened. The Eagles have cut ties with Brian Westbrook. I’m somewhat surprised by the timing, but evidently the sooner the better. If Westy wants to continue his playing career, he’ll now have the opportunity to catch on elsewhere. Here’s what Andy Reid had to say about Westbrook:
“Brian is one of the greatest Eagles of all time and he is even a better person and leader,” said head coach Andy Reid. “In my mind, there has not been a more versatile running back that the NFL has seen. I had a conversation with Brian this morning to let him know. This is by far the most difficult part of this job. We wanted to make this move now in order to maximize Brian’s chances of landing with another NFL team.”
Kind of a sad day. Brian was one of the most dynamic players to ever don an Eagles uniform. Injuries slightly tarnished his days in Philly, but watching him cut and slash for eight seasons was a joy. A 4pm press conference is scheduled to address the situation. More to follow.