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07:28 AM ET 07.09 | The last we heard on the Brian Westbrook front, Steve Wyche reported that more teams than previously thought were interested in the services of the former Eagles back. Westbrook is doing his part to give every indication he's training to play in 2010. He's been working out for the last several weeks with a group of players including his brother, Byron Westbrook, Visanthe Shiancoe and Darnell Dockett at Athletic Dominance in Maryland.

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July 9, 2010  07:39 AM ET

Sad to see a warrior like Westbrook on the sideline. On the other hand, he can't afford another concussion and RBs make for risky targets in that regard.

July 9, 2010  07:53 AM ET

Yeah, I'd love to see him play again, but his noggin can't take another knockin'. While it's sad to see a forced retirement of a guy who still can play, it's even sadder to see a former great sitting in a wheelchair drooling.

Hang 'em up, Brian. It's been a great career, and we want you to remember it and have a long and happy life.

July 9, 2010  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yeah, I'd love to see him play again, but his noggin can't take another knockin'. While it's sad to see a forced retirement of a guy who still can play, it's even sadder to see a former great sitting in a wheelchair drooling.Hang 'em up, Brian. It's been a great career, and we want you to remember it and have a long and happy life.

Agreed; look at the great Earl Campbell...

July 9, 2010  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Agreed; look at the great Earl Campbell...

One of the greatest.........It's got to be tough at this time of a guy's career..........

July 9, 2010  08:09 AM ET

Brian, hang 'em up, you had a good career so why risk permanent injury for life after football when another concussion could be bad news down the line?

July 9, 2010  08:10 AM ET

Damn Brian... I think he's feeling a little punchy. Couple that with whispers of 'you still got it champ" .... not good.

July 9, 2010  08:39 AM ET

I'm at the same point with Brian that I got to with Troy Aikman and Steve Young. I respected everything they did as players, but I really didn't want to see them on the football field ever again. There is too much to lose just to continue to playing a game for another year.

July 9, 2010  08:42 AM ET

There will be a job for a class guy like Westbrook in the NFL. Just not on the field. Go to plan B Brian. You will be glad you did.

July 9, 2010  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

One of the greatest.........It's got to be tough at this time of a guy's career..........

Agreed, but there are other paths to take...

July 9, 2010  11:43 AM ET

Give it another shot. What's 1 more concussion gonna hurt? I need u for my dynasty league this year.

July 9, 2010  01:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yeah, I'd love to see him play again, but his noggin can't take another knockin'. While it's sad to see a forced retirement of a guy who still can play, it's even sadder to see a former great sitting in a wheelchair drooling.Hang 'em up, Brian. It's been a great career, and we want you to remember it and have a long and happy life.

Maybe he could bubble wrap the inside of his helmet.

July 9, 2010  02:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Brian, hang 'em up, you had a good career so why risk permanent injury for life after football when another concussion could be bad news down the line?

Hard to keep a good player/warrior down.

July 9, 2010  02:15 PM ET

The question now is... Who's gonna sign him...

He's not the 1st former top RB to "want to play" and not get to...

Shaun Alexander, Faulk...

Then you got the guys who came back and shouldn't have - Edge James with the Seahawks.

Brian! Leave us with good memories...

July 9, 2010  02:25 PM ET

Westbrook must be crazy. How many times does he need to get knocked out before he realizes that he'll be a walking wounded and brain dead as a boxer before he's fifty.

July 9, 2010  03:18 PM ET

Let him play. It's HIS future - He can join Barney Rubble (Roethlisberger) in the neurological ward at Good Neighbor Village when they both become brain-dead from one to many concussions.

July 9, 2010  03:34 PM ET

Rumor is the Cavaliers are planning to sign him to a limited contract: two games vs the Heat in which he comes off the bench and takes out LeBron at the knees.

July 9, 2010  04:35 PM ET

And that classy guy, the players coach, Andy Reid, who is standing by Michael Vick, called Westbrook on the phone to tell him he was being released.

July 9, 2010  04:39 PM ET

He still wants to play, let him. Besides the damage is already done from those concussions.

July 9, 2010  07:56 PM ET

Hey west-BROKE--- do yourself a favor and listen to the Dr's--- another concussion and you are drooling the rest of your life-- Uh-Huh!

 
July 9, 2010  11:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Hey west-BROKE--- do yourself a favor and listen to the Dr's--- another concussion and you are drooling the rest of your life-- Uh-Huh!

ur a classless jerk

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