For the second time in less than a week, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora is throwing a bucket of tepid water on a report from ESPN.
First, La Canfora disputed Adam Schefter’s report that Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman definitely would sign his restricted free agency tender by the end of the weekend. La Canfora said no decision had been made, Merriman himself confirmed that . . . and then Merriman signed his tender by the start of the weekend.
Now, La Canfora takes issue with John Clayton’s report that free-agent running back Brian Westbrook likely will sign with the Rams.
“Brian Westbrook hasn’t made any decision yet and hasn’t told any teams he has made up his mind according to several sources,” La Canfora writes via Twitter.
So, if form holds, it’s true that Westbrook hasn’t made a decision — and when he does he’ll pick the Rams.
Either way, we’ll be surprised if Westbrook, given his knee and his noggin, is on an opening-day roster. He may have a job by Week 2, when his salary won’t be essentially guaranteed, but we still don’t believe he’ll have a job as of Week 1.