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Westbrook retires as an Eagle; third such player to do so this off-season

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

Bryan Westbrook’s football career has come to an end.

Bryan Westbrook (Getty Images)

Westbrook officially announced his retirement on Wednesday. He retired as a member of the Philadelphia Eagle.

He is the third former Eagle to retire this off-season. Joining Westbrook was his former teammates Brian Dawkins and Tra Thomas.

“I spent eight of my best years of my life in Philadelphia playing for the Eagles,” a composed Westbrook said during a press conference at Lincoln Financial Field.

He was a member of the Eagles from 2002 to 2009. During that time, he became the Eagles all-time leader with 9,785 yards from scrimmage.

He is second all-time in rushing yards with 5,995.

After leaving the Eagles, he signed with the San Francisco 49ers for the 2010 season. The team will honor him on December 23rd against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field.

“When I think of myself, I think of Brian Westbrook … a third-round pick that was too small, who would only be a special teams player, to an All-Pro, to a two-time Pro Bowl selection, to the franchise leader in total yards from scrimmage.

“It’s been a great ride and I thank everyone that has been here for me every step of the way.”

“To the Eagles fans, thank you for all the memories,” Westbrook continued. “You are the best fans in the world and I hope that the passion that I played with on the field and how I carried myself off the field represented you guys (well) and made you proud.”

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