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09:14 AM ET 04.09 | Brian Westbrook again is a free agent this year and appears unlikely to return to San Francisco. The 49ers will try to find someone for that role. The 49ers are in the market for a change-of-pace running back. They'll be hosting one, Oklahoma State's Kendall Hunter, on Monday, according to the National Football Post, and are expected to attend the Thursday workout of another, Eastern Washington's Taiwan Jones.

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April 9, 2011  09:20 AM ET

Good idea since Westbrook has had his bell rung more times than the one in the Notre Dame Cathedral.

April 9, 2011  09:26 AM ET

He only played a minor role on their team. Shouldn't be too difficult to find a replacement.

A mid-late round draft pick could fill the job.

April 9, 2011  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Good idea since Westbrook has had his bell rung more times than the one in the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Indeed. I hope he hangs it up and calls it a career. He played very hard during his career; I just hope he can enjoy is retirement.

April 9, 2011  09:30 AM ET

49ers looking for Westbrook's replacement

It's not like he has some legendary status in 49ers lore...

April 9, 2011  09:58 AM ET
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49ers looking for Westbrook's replacement It's not like he has some legendary status in 49ers lore...

His career was over before he left Philadelphia IMO.

April 9, 2011  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

49ers looking for Westbrook's replacement It's not like he has some legendary status in 49ers lore...

Indeed Otis. I hadn't noticed that Westbrook was still playing.

April 9, 2011  10:58 AM ET

Spammers need to get a life and at least take the weekend off.

April 9, 2011  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He only played a minor role on their team. Shouldn't be too difficult to find a replacement.A mid-late round draft pick could fill the job.

Niners have a lot of issues to deal with this offseason (as usual). I think you have this one pegged about right.

April 9, 2011  11:02 AM ET

G'morning Fifty, Otis. You guys always bring a lot of class to these threads and I appreciate it.

April 9, 2011  11:05 AM ET

Anyone else think that if Congress and the Administration can belatedly get their act together, that the owners and players should be able to do likewise??

April 9, 2011  11:13 AM ET
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Anyone else think that if Congress and the Administration can belatedly get their act together, that the owners and players should be able to do likewise??

In many states, there is talk of instituting performance pay into teachers' contracts. That is, teachers could be paid more if their students perform well on standardized tests; on the other hand, they could conceivably be fired if their students consistently perform poorly. If this is something so many people are gung ho about, why not institute something like this for politicians? Ah, unemployment still isn't looking so good, Senator Coats? You're getting a pay cut. The housing market isn't once what it used to be, is it, Congressman Frank? You're getting a pay cut.

You get my point, but it's a worthwhile idea, I think.

April 9, 2011  11:39 AM ET

What about Anthony Dixon? He's an excellent back they have already.

April 9, 2011  11:58 AM ET
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What about Anthony Dixon? He's an excellent back they have already.

Exactly, they already have a change of pace back with Dixon.

April 9, 2011  12:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Anyone else think that if Congress and the Administration can belatedly get their act together, that the owners and players should be able to do likewise??

Good morning and thank you for the praise...

As far as Congress & the Administration - I fear this to be a band aid on gangrene... But I defer to the peanut gallery and their wisdom.

April 9, 2011  12:32 PM ET
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His career was over before he left Philadelphia IMO.

Yup... that ringing in between the ears was a sure sign.

April 9, 2011  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He only played a minor role on their team. Shouldn't be too difficult to find a replacement.A mid-late round draft pick could fill the job.

My thoughts exactly.

April 9, 2011  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

...fear this to be a band aid on gangrene... But I defer to the peanut gallery and their wisdom.

It smells like it...

April 9, 2011  01:21 PM ET

I highly doubt the Saints will pay Bush that truck load of money he is due this year and will cut him. He would be an excellant change of pace / 3rd down back...if healthy

April 9, 2011  01:27 PM ET
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Anyone else think that if Congress and the Administration can belatedly get their act together, that the owners and players should be able to do likewise??

What they need to do is make STANDARDS!! Scrap the lesson plans for every shool across the US. Form a new one with a higher bar and make it the same for every school. Every 8th grader in the country will have the same text book and lesson plan from their teacher. There should be no more SAT or ACT just ONE standard test. Growing up and going to school in one state rather than another should be no excuse. If a kid's parents move from one state to another, it is retarted that he is held back a grade because of the learning curve.

If they want to give these big corporations "tax breaks", then I would implement that if they want a tax break they bring back all of their factories and call centers from Mexico, India and such and bring thoes jobs back home. The more jobs they bring back home the bigger the tax break.

 
April 9, 2011  01:36 PM ET

I also thinkl that Anothny Dixon is a great back up, what is needed is a QB, to much time spent on Smith (Both), have lost to many good QB because of the time Smith has been here.

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