Brian Westbrook to Join San Francisco 49ers
All Pro Running Back to complete backfield in San Francisco
Washington DC – August 16, 2010: Brian Westbrook today announced that he will sign with the San Francisco 49ers. The details of the contract have not yet been released.
“I can’t wait to get back on the football field. I’m rested, healthy and have been training hard this offseason. I’m excited to bring a renewed passion and intensity to my game and to be a vital part of this offense,” says Westbrook, “It just feels like a really good fit for me.”
Westbrook became an unrestricted free agent in 2010 with his release from the Philadelphia Eagles. Before deciding on San Francisco, several teams expressed interest in Westbrook, most notably the Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams, and the Washington Redskins.
Career accolades for the Pro-Bowler include records in both rushing and receiving yards for the Philadelphia Eagles, holding the second highest number rushing yards in franchise history. Westbrook has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week three times, most recently in 2008 when he recorded a career-high 4 touchdowns in a single game vs. Arizona (2 receiving and 2 rushing.) The Villanova University graduate hails from Ft. Washington, Maryland.