Brian Westbrook released to make room for Andy Reid
Updated: February 23, 2010

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The Eagles have released longtime running back Brian Westbrook to free up some space for head coach Andy Reid.

“Brian is one of the greatest Eagles of all time and he is an even better person and leader,” Reid said on Tuesday. “But mobility was a major issue last year, and with Westbrook gone, I won’t have to suck in the gut to get around.”

Westbrook battled multiple concussions in 2009 and saw action in only eight games, finishing with just two touchdowns and 274 rushing yards for the Eagles.

“Coach Reid always talked about how hard it was for him to get around, so I knew it was a matter of time before something like this happened,” said Westbrook. “I never thought it would be me, but I guess it makes sense that he would get rid of a running back first.”

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