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Brian Westbrook is headed to San Francisco

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Johnny Lightning, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Feb 7, 2006
    Brian Westbrook is headed to San Francisco

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 16, 2010 6:17 PM ET

    When ESPN's John Clayton said Brian Westbrook was likely headed to the Rams, we pointed out that Westbrook may see if anything develops in the final set of preseason games before making a decision.

    We were thinking that a player might get injured, opening a new door for Westbrook. A surprise retirement did the trick instead.

    Westbrook agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the 49ers, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Westbrook will help fill the backup role vacated by Glen Coffee, the second-year player who officially filed his retirement papers on Monday.

    Rookie Anthony Dixon looked good in San Francisco's preseason opener, but he's a novice on passing downs. If Westbrook can avoid further concussions --- a gigantic if -- he can handle third down duties in his sleep.

    UPDATE: The team confirmed the news. Westbrook has signed.
  2. TheBeast

    TheBeast BoltTalker

    Dec 17, 2007
    To replace Coffee. Great pickup by San Fran.
  3. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

    Aug 3, 2006
    Great chance for Westbrook to show how much gas is left in the tank. Depth for the Niners.
  4. Alpenbolt

    Alpenbolt BoltTalker

    Sep 9, 2006
    That guy is a player. Especially now that he probably realizes he is a role player he will really help that team. I put Westbrook in the same category, when healthy, as Curtis Martin. Not flashy, but always finds the yellow line and capable of doing great things even late in his career.
  5. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

    Aug 14, 2008
    The Niners keep getting better everywhere but quarterback. Will it really play into their seasonal plans? Who knows?

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