Veteran Running Backs Brian Westbrook and LaDainian Tomlinson Both Get Released
For the second time in two seasons, the Philadelphia Eagles have released one of their longest-serving players.
Last year, it was safety Brian Dawkins. Today, it was running back Brian Westbrook, who just finished an injury plagued season.
Westbrook, who came into the league undersized, became one of the best all-purpose backs of the era as a threat both on the ground and catching passes out of the backfield. Twice he finished with more than 1,800 all-purpose yards in a season and he has just under 10,000 career combined rushing/receiving yards.
Westbrook has contemplated retirement after suffering numerous concussions during his career. It's unclear what the market would be for him should he choose to play.
Another accomplished vet, LaDainian Tomlinson, is also on the market, albeit without the injury history of Westbrook. Tomlinson is a sure Hall of Famer, but coming off his two worst seasons as a pro and suggesting that he only wants to play for a team with a chance at a Super Bowl make it hard to gauge a situation where he would fit as well.