NFL: Teams in the Hunt for Westbrook

Free agent Brian Westbrook is expected to make a decision on his new team this week, according to Howard Balzer of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.

Mancini’s Take: The teams being mentioned are Minnesota, St. Louis, Green Bay and Washington. Why the Redskins would be interested with their glut of veteran backs is puzzling. I mean isn’t “Fast” Willie Parker almost a slightly younger version of Westbrook? The two teams that make the most sense here as landing spots for the jitterbug back are the Vikings and the Rams. The Purple People Eaters have a pair of early-down big backs in Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart, but are missing that shifty, elusive third-down component that can act as a safety valve for the quarterback. The Rams, on the other hand, have a big hole behind Steven Jackson. Kenneth Darby is currently the number-two option, but he’s one of those players who

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