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Brian Westbrook headed back home after Dolphins workout

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With Daniel Thomas hurt Monday night, the Dolphins had Larry Johnson active but didn’t use him at running back.

Miami isn’t done kicking the tires on familiar names at the position.  Brian Westbrook said on Twitter Tuesday he worked out for the Dolphins.

“Hello Miami!!! Killed the Workout!!” he wrote.

A few hours later: “Workout went really well, looked like the 2005 Bwest!! But they need some other players right now so I’m headed back to the farm!!”

Westbrook clearly wants to keep playing, but it seems unlikely he’ll get another chance.  We’d guess he has a better shot than Tiki Barber, another player who worked out for Miami.

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18 Responses to “Brian Westbrook headed back home after Dolphins workout”
  1. garyclarkbelongsinthehof says: Sep 13, 2011 12:43 PM

    Good luck Brian. I hope you get another shot, you’ve earned it. Great career. Classy individual.

  2. derekjetersmansion says: Sep 13, 2011 12:46 PM

    He could be better than Bush right now. Seriously.

  3. tampajoey says: Sep 13, 2011 12:48 PM

    Brian Westbrook was a stud but not they type of RB Miami needs to complement Reggie Bush.

  4. trbowman says: Sep 13, 2011 12:50 PM

    Westy can still play.

  5. thetigerreport says: Sep 13, 2011 12:53 PM

    “Bwest” was good in a limited role last year with the Niners. Some team will pick him up in the next couple weeks and he will contribute in spots.

  6. 4evrnyt says: Sep 13, 2011 12:57 PM

    You do have to wonder;

    Does Westbrook have a better chance of making the team if he doesn’t use a public social network to announce the Dolphins plans to the world?

  7. stevemcguigan says: Sep 13, 2011 1:05 PM

    He had 136 yards and a score in his only start last season.

  8. Single Filament says: Sep 13, 2011 1:14 PM

    They have enough washed up RBs on the roster already

  9. agelardi says: Sep 13, 2011 1:19 PM

    We’ll take anybody at this point.

  10. dmackdaddy says: Sep 13, 2011 1:48 PM

    I thought he was decent last year for the 49ers when Frank The Tank Gore got hurt. Surely someone has work for this guy still?

  11. jackfnburton says: Sep 13, 2011 2:09 PM

    Brian, NBC has a spot open, I hear. Give em a call.

  12. kingofthenorth92 says: Sep 13, 2011 2:18 PM

    Why would they sign a 31 year old Westbrook when they basically have the speedy, agile, receiving RB already in a 26 year old Bush? If anybody they should resign Sammy Morris or someone that can push a pile.

  13. turk2875 says: Sep 13, 2011 2:48 PM

    He was pretty productive in limited playing time last year for the 49ers. Classy individual and a Philly great. Hope he gets another shot.

  14. realitypolice says: Sep 13, 2011 3:13 PM

    derekjetersmansion says:
    Sep 13, 2011 12:46 PM
    He could be better than Bush right now. Seriously.
    =========================

    I don’t think there is any question. Westbrook does every single thing better than Bush.

    Unfortunately, I have to agree with kingofthenorth92- he is too similar to Bush to be a complimentary back in their system. Westbrook would only make sense if Bush were gone.

  15. briang123 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:40 PM

    There needs to be an investigation into why players like Westbrook and Barber can’t get jobs but guys like Danny Woodhead have one. Could it be because they are black? Look at San Diego today. They need a kicker. All white guys. Not a black or Hispanic among the players they invited for a tryout.

  16. guvsta says: Sep 13, 2011 5:15 PM

    briang123 says:Sep 13, 2011 4:40 PM

    There needs to be an investigation into why players like Westbrook and Barber can’t get jobs but guys like Danny Woodhead have one. Could it be because they are black? Look at San Diego today. They need a kicker. All white guys. Not a black or Hispanic among the players they invited for a tryout.
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    Seriously? Have you ever checked out the ethnic composition of an average NFL team? I think you’ll find that the vasy majority of RBs are not white!

    It’s an age/ cap-related issue- Danny Woodhead is much cheaper than an experienced veteran like Westbrook. Barber is another matter- 4 years out of the game and a history of being a poor team player. His ethnicity has nothing to do with it.

    Moron!

  17. guvsta says: Sep 13, 2011 5:27 PM

    “vast” not “vasy”- damn typos!

  18. doublec42788 says: Sep 13, 2011 8:17 PM

    In response to briang123.

    Woodhead is a good running back, and is there even a black kicker out there?

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