Here is Bruce Allen answering some media questions about the Redskins meeting with Brian Westbrook that occurred Wednesday. The All-Pro and former Eagle left Washington without a contract. Via The Post:
“We had a good meeting with him,” Allen said. “It was an exploratory meeting, and we’ll probably have some meetings down the road.”
Allen declined to address Westbrook’s health or possible contributions to an NFL roster. He said that he’s talked with McNabb about his former teammate, but that the quarterback was not part of Wednesday’s meeting. He also discussed Westbrook with McGregor before Wednesday’s event began, but with the veteran running back already off to visit Denver, it certainly doesn’t sound like anything is imminent with the Redskins.
“He does have good character, and we think he would fit in with a lot of the great characters we have on the team,” Allen said. “I talked [to the students] about London Fletcher and Donovan McNabb and the type of leadership that we have with the Redskins. And those are the type of players we want to add to our roster.”
With the Redskins backfield stacked the way they have it right now — Portis, Johnson, Parker…. the last thing I’d expect is for them to sign Westbrook. The biggest upside to Westbrook is his screen abilities, and the way the Eagles have consistently used their backs (essentially as the fourth receiver) is in no way consistent with reports on what Shanahan is looking to exploit with his scheme and the priorities of the running backs involvement.