Brian Westbrook to Sign 1-Day Contract to Retire an Eagle

Brian Westbrook to Sign 1-Day Contract to Retire an Eagle
August 28, 2012, 8:05 am

Before there was DeSean Jackson's punt return against the Giants, No. 36 pulled off one of the greatest plays for a come-from-behind Eagles victory that we've ever seen up at the Meadowlands. It was all made possible by Brian Westbrook.

B-West will sign a one-day contract to retire a Philadelphia Eagle on Wednesday at the NovaCare Complex in South Philly. He will then be honored during halftime of the Redskins game at the Linc on December 23rd.

“I will always remember Brian for the electrifying, game-changing plays
he made during his great career in Philadelphia,” Jeffrey
Lurie said in a statement. “He was one of those
players you knew could score from anywhere on the field and one of the
most exciting players I have ever watched. He was a great runner,
receiver and returner and was certainly a fan favorite.”

His punt return for a touchdown against the Giants will always be the memory of Westbrook that sticks out in my mind.

CSN's Geoff Mosher has more on where Westbrook ranks in terms of all-time Eagles offensive categories. Somehow he only made the Pro-Bowl two times in his eight years in Philly.

But during my days watching this football team, nobody did it better or was as exciting to watch on the offensive side of the ball.

You're always going to see No. 36 jerseys down at the Linc on Sundays. Now you can know he went out as an Eagle.

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