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Westbrook retires as member of the Eagles

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8/28/2012 4:53:16 PM
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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Former Pro Bowl running back Brian Westbrook officially retired as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday.

"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.

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Westbrook played with the Eagles from 2002-09 and is the franchise leader with 9,785 total yards from scrimmage. He currently ranks second in team history in rushing yards with 5,995.

"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."

The Villanova product, who played one season with the San Francisco 49ers in 2010, will be honored at Lincoln Financial Field on Dec. 23 during halftime of a game against the Washington Redskins.

"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."

Westbrook became the third former member of the Eagles to retire with the organization this offseason, joining former teammates Brian Dawkins and Tra Thomas.

Brian Westbrook (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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