Niners Sign Former Eagles RB Westbrook to a One-Year Deal


With the sudden retirement of second year running back Glenn Coffee and the desire Brian Westbrook had to go to a contender; a perfect union has indeed been formed.

The San Francisco 49ers have signed the lifetime Philadelphia Eagle to a one year contract worth, $1.25 million guaranteed; Westbrook can double that money through incentive clauses.

The 30 year old pro bowler was being courted by several teams, most notably the St. Louis Rams, Denver Broncos, and Washington Redskins.

In 2007, he led the league with 2,104 yards from scrimmage.

Before his bouts with injury and the unavoidable tag of inevitably losing a step past the age of 30, Westbrook was considered one of the best all around backs in the league.

Behind one of the leagues best backs in Frank Gore, Westbrook will give the Niners a nice change of pace at the position with very savvy hands to aid them in the passing game.

Westbrook has 426 career receptions for 3,790 yards and 29 TD’s.


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