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Westbrook isn't ready to retire

B. Westbrook.jpgBrian Westbrook’s Eagles career might be over, but he wants to keep playing football.

“I’m a hundred percent sure that I wouldn’t hang it up before [starting
offseason training] unless something crazy happens,” Westbrook said recently on HDNet’s Dan Rather Reports. 

“My goal is to get back out there and play football again. That’s what
I’m gonna train this offseason to do. That’s what I’m gonna put
everything that I can into be able to do next year, is to go out there
and play football at a high level. That’s my goal and that’s what I’m
planning on doing,” Westbrook said.

The offseason started with reports that Westbrook is contemplating retirement, but this interview should put that speculation on hold. He recognizes that the Eagles may look to get younger and cheaper at running back, but says there is no team he’d rather play for.

Westbrook’s very bright, and understands he won’t make the $7.25 million he’s scheduled to earn in 2010.  We’ll have to wait and see if the Eagles are interested in keeping him at any price.

The complete interview with Rather can be seen here.
(Hat tip to Sheil Kapadia of Moving the Chains for pointing us in the right direction.)

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8 Responses to “Westbrook isn't ready to retire”
  1. Xenu_D_Alien says: Feb 13, 2010 7:39 PM

    Is PFT and the Winter Olympics coverage too much for NBC’s hamsters to keep up with?

  2. Bigbluefan says: Feb 13, 2010 7:51 PM

    Just goes to show he has had to many hits to the head

  3. Strahan92 says: Feb 13, 2010 9:40 PM

    If he never wants to win a SuperBowl, he should continue to play for the Eagles.

  4. John Spagnola says: Feb 13, 2010 11:09 PM

    Anybody actually paying attention understood that the original report wasnt coming from Westbrook. On top of that if he has something to say he gets in front of a mic. He’s never been the type of guy that whispers something to one of his favorite reporters. A little common sense would go a long way around here sometimes.

  5. Howie Handles says: Feb 14, 2010 1:03 AM

    I would hope this would be a ploy on his part to get a parting gift before retirement. You can’t play around with those head injuries.

  6. Opie says: Feb 14, 2010 9:59 AM

    Anyone else shocked that Dan Rather is still going strong & he looks younger than when he had his last gig on CBS!?!
    Seriously, I didn’t realize he still was on the air…….

  7. Start Colt Brennan says: Feb 14, 2010 2:08 PM

    Bring him home to DC! just get rid of Portis

  8. philllyphanatic says: Feb 16, 2010 10:45 AM

    love him but dudes gotta take a paycut.

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