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Brian Westbrook expected to join Rams

Steven Jackson said this week the Rams didn’t need a veteran running back, but it looks like they are going to get one anyway.

ESPN.com’s Mike Sando relayed the news cautiously on Twitter: Just landed in STL
and finished radio with John Clayton, who says the Rams will likely add
Brian Westbrook
on Monday. Good insurance.

Perhaps Westbrook is waiting for tonight’s games to happen just in case he gets another offer before making it official.  While Westbrook has no chance to win a title in St. Louis, this looks like his best route towards playing time.

Chris Ogbonnaya was the favorite to be the backup running back in St. Louis.  Should Westbrook sign, the Rams could wind up keeping Jackson on the sidelines during many third downs.

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15 Responses to “Brian Westbrook expected to join Rams”
  1. @Denisceo says: Aug 14, 2010 3:46 PM

    This is a good move for St Louis, Bradford would now have someone to dump the ball of to on short yardage situations. I dont know how long long he will last, but if it is only a 1 year deal, i think it is a win- win situation. He shows the rest of the league, he can still play and St Louis adds another veteran to the mix.

  2. Batman says: Aug 14, 2010 3:51 PM

    Denisceo…he has that with Steven Jackson. But I dont like or hate the move. I could care less about the Rams. They will still suck.
    GO PATS!

  3. The Hogster says: Aug 14, 2010 3:55 PM

    LOL – What a clown. Hey Brian, you’re a non-factor now which is why you’re unsigned. You turned down your hometown Redskins where McNabb, your brother, and your family are. To go to the Rams and hold Stephen Jackson’s jock belt en route to being a non-factor for a loser.
    I think it’s safe to say he hasn’t recovered from those concussions.

  4. MizzouRam says: Aug 14, 2010 4:03 PM

    sweet.

  5. FireJerryJones says: Aug 14, 2010 4:17 PM

    Pretty clear evidence that he is still concussed.

  6. Akshun says: Aug 14, 2010 4:17 PM

    @ Hogster.. i think you’re the clown.. Westbrook just proved how much the Skins suck but not wanting to go them even if he knows the QB great, it’s his hometown team AND his brother plays their.. that’s how much the Skins Suck.. and you guys have your saying wrong down their.. its FAIL!, not HAIL

  7. CutlerIsACryBaby says: Aug 14, 2010 4:36 PM

    Akshun says: August 14, 2010 4:17 PM
    @ Hogster.. i think you’re the clown.. Westbrook just proved how much the Skins suck but not wanting to go them even if he knows the QB great, it’s his hometown team AND his brother plays their.. that’s how much the Skins Suck.. and you guys have your saying wrong down their.. its FAIL!, not HAIL
    ———————————————–
    Who drafted first this previous draft?…. Exactly…

  8. @Denisceo says: Aug 14, 2010 4:47 PM

    @Batman…steven jackson has been losing so much, these last few yrs he forget what it feels like to win. the veteran presence is westbrook bringing the feeeling of winning over to St. louis.

  9. hotchick says: Aug 14, 2010 4:47 PM

    You can claim all you want about the Redskins not being any good. But lordy dude. The Rams are much worse.
    So how about some intelligence to your reasoning? As there are a great many reasons to not go to the Redskins. Like the log jam of backs already there. The system being a running system and that Westbrook flourishes as a receiver out of the back field.
    So its very much lame to go into a rant on how the Skins suck and use Westbrook as evidence. And believe you have and credibility after using the Rams as a comparison.
    Neither place is going to take him to the SB. Even with the Redskins being better then the Rams. But at least he will be the lead back-up for the Rams and at least get to play in his final year(s). In DC he’d be standing on the sidelines watching LJ get the back-up playing time AND still not sniffing a shot at the Super Bowl.
    I for one would assume Westbrook is considered done in the league as it appears SF has ZERO interest in him. A team with a strong shot at the playoffs (do in large part to being in a lusy division) and thus a place where he could have a shot at the SB. And also a team that with Coffee walking away has a need at back-up RB.

  10. Corey says: Aug 14, 2010 4:52 PM

    @Akshun,
    Take a grammar lesson then start criticizing.

  11. Eagles4life says: Aug 14, 2010 5:02 PM

    Hogster you sound like a whiney redskins fan that Hayes how bad Westy used to destroy you guys. Why would he go to a cluster of subpar RBs. Torain is the best runner so far. Westbrook is going somewhere that’s going to pay him. Spags has a lot of respect for WB and he can lighten Jacksons load. Which is what they want to do. Learn about the game before you open your mouth.

  12. TheToolofTools says: Aug 14, 2010 5:07 PM

    Q. Why are Redskins fans such retards?
    A. They are surrounded by congressman/women.

  13. Skins1970 says: Aug 14, 2010 5:33 PM

    I’m glad Westbrook isn’t coming to the Skins he has had concussion and other injury issues for the last couple of years.

  14. Hailskinzz says: Aug 14, 2010 7:24 PM

    Akshun are u stupid? I think so, y would he come to the Skins when our 4th team running back is better than him? Don’t be mad cus week 3 we will punish y’all bums

  15. speedboy41 says: Aug 14, 2010 7:27 PM

    I’m a big Eagles fan, and has watched Westbrook play at Villanova and with the Eagles. I can say with confidence that Westbrook would be a great edition to the Rams because as a back-up, he wouldn’t have to carry the team entirely on his back. Keep the carries low and he could be a factor again. He is older and not as durable as he used to be, but is still effective out of the backfield on third down and can even run a little slot receiver if needed. I think he has at least two or three seasons left in the tank. With the youth movement in Philly this season, I understand why we released him, but he’s been a fan favorite for years around here and he will be missed.

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