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The Linc - Local writers react to Westbrook release - Philly Sports & Minutiae: Brian Westbrook Is Released
This might be another unpopular move, but it's necessary. Westbrook will go down as one of the great running backs and all-around playmakers in Eagles history. The Villanova grad was a special player who brought joy to this city. There were too many highlight-reel worthy moments to even remember them all, and he accomplished it without any of the off-the-field nonsense.

Paul Domowitch: Westbrook had no weakness, and few peers | Philadelphia Daily News | 02/24/2010
EACH YEAR, the Eagles distribute a handbook to the scouts in their organization that describes in detail the kind of player they're looking for at each position. Everything from height-weight-and-speed parameters to preferred favorite ice cream flavor. While I've never been privy to its contents, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the running backs chapter is really, really short. Like two words. Brian Westbrook.

Bob Ford: Brian's swan song: Eagles show Westbrook the door | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/24/2010
he valedictory given running back Brian Westbrook after eight years of exemplary service clocked in at just over 11 minutes yesterday afternoon, not because the Eagles sought to underplay Westbrook's greatness, but because there really wasn't that much to say. Even if Andy Reid had been inclined to elaborate, which he most certainly was not, the release of a player who is no longer useful to a football organization needs little added explanation.

Unfortunately, Westbrook's Time as an Eagle Was Up
The announcement – coming as it did on a rainy Tuesday afternoon in February – hit with a thud. The Eagles were releasing Brian Westbrook. It was official. One of the great players in franchise history was, well, history.

Westbrook era over for Eagles | | The News Journal
Westbrook, who turns 31 in September, finished his Eagles career as the franchise leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns for a running back, along with career yards from scrimmage and playoff rushing yards.  Eagles release RB Westbrook after 8 seasons
Brian Westbrook was released Tuesday by the Philadelphia Eagles, ending an often-dynamic eight-year run that was marred by various injuries.

End of the road -
Heavy hearts tugged at the powers that be Tuesday after a harsh business decision was executed as delicately as possible at the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex.

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