A year after Brian Westbrook was released by the Eagles, he says he’s hoping for a return to Philadelphia. And he thinks Eagles coach Andy Reid is open to the idea.
“I talk to coach Reid every week or so,” Westbrook told Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. “We always talk, and I would love to be back in Philly. So we’ll see how things go. I think I can help out. I think they have a very good group of young guys on this team at every position, but I still think I can help this team win.”
There are a few odd things about those comments. The first is that Westbrook has apparently been talking to Reid regularly while under contract to the 49ers. It wouldn’t be surprising if the 49ers, who were busted for tampering with Lance Briggs in 2008, ask the league office what Reid is doing talking to one of their players.
The other odd thing is that Westbrook thinks he would have a place in the Eagles’ offense in 2011. Westbrook actually played pretty well when he finally got involved in the 49ers’ offense late in the 2010 season, but if Reid didn’t want a 31-year-old Westbrook in 2010, it’s hard to see why Reid would want a 32-year-old Westbrook in 2011.
So I have a hard time seeing Westbrook re-signing with the Eagles. Unless it’s a ceremonial one-day contract on the day he announces his retirement.