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.)