This is the hot thing to do right now. First it was Brian Dawkins and Tra Thomas, next it will be Brian Westbrook who retires as an Eagle. The Eagles announced this morning that Westbrook will officially retire as a member of the team tomorrow at an 11:30 am press conference. Westbrook will be honored at halftime when the Eagles host the Redskins two days before Christmas.
Westbrook took to Twitter to thank Eagles fans shortly after the ceremony was announced.
“Thank you everyone!!It was a Great pleasure to be an Eagle for 8 years I Truly appreciate all of the support!! Love you guys,” he tweeted.
Westbrook was a dynamic player, equally dangerous in the receiving game as he was on the ground. In eight seasons with the Eagles, Westbrook tallied over 9,500 total yards and 66 touchdowns from scrimmage.
A statement from team owner Jeffrey Lurie praised the two-time Pro Bowler and 2007 All-Pro back.
“I will always remember Brian for the electrifying, game-changing plays he made during his great career in Philadelphia,” he said. “He was one of those players you knew could score from anywhere on the field and one of the most exciting players I have ever watched. He was a great runner, receiver and returner and was certainly a fan favorite.”