Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Andy Reid: 'You weren't going to run out of gigabytes with Brian Westbrook'

Highway '36' retires.
In what's become a trend, Brian Westbrook has decided to retire as an Eagle.

The Westbrook ceremony will be Wednesday at the NovaCare Complex.

Westbrook also will be honored at  Lincoln Financial Field Dec. 23 at halftime against the Washington Redskins.

Ironically Westbrook, the 2002 third-round pick out of Villanova University never was the same after sustaining a concussion in a game against the Redskins at FedEx Field in October of 2009.

"You could move him all over the place," Andy Reid said. "He had the aptitude and capacity where you could take him and put him anywhere you needed to put him. You weren't going to run out of gigabytes with Brian Westbrook."

Westbrook completed his career with the Eagles in 2009 as their leader with 9,785 total yards from scrimmage. He's among six players in league history to post 30-plus rushing (41) and receiving touchdowns (30) in a career.

In 2007 Westbrook led the NFL with 2,104 scrimmage yards.

Former safety Brian Dawkins and left offensive tackle Tra Thomas retired as Eagles in recent times.

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