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Skins Ask Westbrook to Join Over-the-Hill Running Backs Club

Another ex-Eagle could join the Redskins



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    The Washington Redskins have made an offer to former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook, coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday.

    Two other teams -- the Denver Broncos and the St. Louis Rams -- have shown interest in the 30-year-old Westbrook, who is a D.C. native.

    He was released despite the Eagles lack of a running game. A history of injuries leads many to wonder what he has left.

    Westbrook had spent his entire 8-year career in Philly. He suffered a bad concussion against the Redskins at midseason and never returned to form.

    In his prime the DeMatha High School grad was one of the top all-around running backs in the league, particularly adept at catching passes out of the backfield in the West Coast offense.

    But signing Westbrook would give the Redskins four running backs considered to be past their primes -- incumbent Clinton Portis and free agent signings Larry Johnson and Willie Parker.

    If he signs with the Skins, Westbrook will be reunited with ex-Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and his younger brother Byron, a Washington defensive back.

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