Don’t do a double take- You read that title correctly. Brian Westbrook, the Philadelphia hero wants to come back to the Eagles. Westbrook, who will be a free agent once the 2011 NFL season begins has made some notions that he would not mind being signed by the Eagles once again. During the weekend he showed serious interest in being reunited with the Eagles, “I would love to back in Philly, so we’ll see how things go,” said Westbrook to NBC 10 and Comcast Sportsnet.
Not only did Westbrook say that he would want to be back in Philadelphia, but he also said that he spoke with Reid on a frequent basis, “I talk to Coach Reid every week or so,” said Westbrook. Meaning that Reid and Westbrook have kept in contact, which means that seeing Brian in an Eagles uniform once again might not be too unlikely. However, where exactly would Westbrook fit if he did come back?
No where. The Eagles have McCoy who will remain the starter no matter who is playing backup, and then Jerome Harrison who won’t be losing his role as the player who fills in for McCoy when he is on the sideline. Then the Eagles have just tendered Eldra Buckley, which would lead to the belief that he is going to stay the third string running back taking two to three snaps a game.
Then there is the possibility that Westbrook could just go back onto the special teams side of the ball like he did earlier in his career. But the Eagles have DeSean Jackson returning punts, and Westbrook is too injury prone to be returing kicks, so special teams isn’t even an option. With his concussion history, it would be questionable to even have him returning any punts or kicks at this point in his career.
It looks like Westbrook will have to look elsewhere for work, as there is no room in Philadelphia.