Free Agent RB Westbrook Apparently Turns Down Rams

The courting of Brian Westbrook continues into June and probably July as he seemingly decides between the Rams, Denver and the Washington Redskins.  Westbrook has been largely quiet on the issue, but here is what he had to say recently:

“… I want to go to a good football team, a team that can win. And I do know Washington does have a very good program. And some of these other teams I’m interested in, as well.”

So, before he can qualify his statement, the first sentence that came out of his mouth was “I want to go to … a team that can win”.  First and foremost, everyone likes to win, so this is not an out of the blue statement from Westbrook.  However, the problem is that it might rule out the Rams, a team that has won 6 games in the past 3 years.  If Westbrook wants to go to a winning team, that would rule out the Rams.

However, the other two teams that have shown interest in him are not exactly the Colts or the Patriots.  Denver is coming off a season in which they lost their last 6 games to end up 8-8.  The Washington Redskins finished 4-12 in 2009.

We shall see what happens with Westbrook, but his first public statement in a long time looks to cut the Rams out of the list, but not completely.

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2 Responses to “Free Agent RB Westbrook Apparently Turns Down Rams”

  1. Dean S says:

    I wish him the best, he has been a great back for a long time. Perhaps he needs to gamble on a team, just as the team will be gambling on him.

  2. It’s gutsy for an unemployed RB to turn down an offer, but at the same time, he’s been an elite back for years. I don’t know that he can play at the same level he did for so many years in Philly, but as it gets closer to the season opener he’s going to have to give some team a chance. And that team most likely will not be a Super Bowl contender.