Veteran RB Brian Westbrook, who played with the San Francisco 49ers last season, wants to play for the Philadelphia Eagles again.
Westbrook played the first eight years of his career with the Eagles.
“I talk to coach (Eagles head coach Andy) Reid every week or so. We always talk. I would love to be back in Philly. So we’ll see how things go,” the veteran back told NBC-10 and Comcast Sportsnet at a Philadelphia area card signing on Sunday. “I think they have a very good group of guys on the team as far as every position, but I still think I can help this team win.”
He was asked whether he could provide a role at this point in his career.
“Well, I think I can help. It’s a special place. (They have) the best fans in the world. I can’t deny that. I missed it this last year. I missed it being out in San Francisco,” the back said.
Westbrook, 32, looked good late last season with the 49ers.
The Eagles currently have just two running backs on their 80-man roster—LeSean McCoy and Eldra Buckley. RB Jerome Harrison played last season on a one-year deal. The Eagles tendered him as a restricted free agent, but he could become an unrestricted free agent depending on what free agency rules state once a new CBA is completed.
Westbrook, who signed a one-year, $1.75 million deal ($755,000 base salary, $500,000 signing bonus, $495,000 roster bonus) with the 49ers last season, was originally selected in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Eagles.