Brian Westbrook to Visit the Redskins

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that free agent running back Brian Westbrook will visit the Washington Redskins on Wednesday.

The Redskins presently have a logjam of veteran running backs, with Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson, and Willie Parker expected to compete for the starting job this summer. Mortensen adds that Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb had been pushing management to meet with Westbrook.

A third-round pick in 2002 out of Villanova by the Philadelphia Eagles, Westbrook has gained 5,995 rushing yards and 37 touchdowns during his 8 seasons in the National Football League, while adding 426 receptions for 3,790 yards and 29 touchdowns as a receiver out of the backfield. With over 10,000 all-purpose yards and 68 touchdowns, Westbrook has been one of the most productive running backs during the 2000s, earning two trips to the Pro Bowl (2004, 2007) and was once named first-team All-Pro (2007).

Signed to a 5-year, $32 million dollar contract extension in 2008, Westbrook has been slowed by injuries during the last two seasons, most notably a pair of concussions in 2009.

Westbrook is a native of Fort Washington, Maryland, and his brother, Byron, is a cornerback for the Redskins.

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