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Eagles and Brian Westbrook agree on new deal


It's official per

The Eagles announced on Friday that running back Brian Westbrook has agreed to terms on a new contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Westbrook signed a five-year extension in November 2005, but had recently become unhappy with the terms of that deal, which, he said, didn't pay him as a top NFL running back. Westbrook's 2,104 yards from scrimmage during the 2007 season led all players.

Great news all around. The Eagles reward their best player for a job well done and Westbrook enters the year a happy and secure man.

[Note by JasonB, 08/08/08 4:52 PM EDT ] Andy Reid on the deal

"As I've said many times, I believe Brian Westbrook is the best running back in football," head coach Andy Reid said. "He can do it all from that position, whether it's running, catching the football or blocking. He is true professional and leader on and off the field and it's a great deal for both Brian and the Eagles organization. I'd like to give credit to Joe Banner, Todd France and Brian for working so diligently in getting this deal done. We look forward to Brian having a great 2008 season and beyond."

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