Now that 49ers runningback Glen Coffee decided to quit football a year after he started, the new rookie Anthony Dixon ran all over the Colts yesterday. But hey, we love our runningbacks. As such, the San Francisco 49ers announced that they have signed RB Brian Westbrook to a one-year deal.
One of the most electrifying all-purpose weapons in the NFL over the last decade, Westbrook (5-10, 203) joins the 49ers after spending his first eight professional seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. Drafted in the third round (91st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, Westbrook has played in 107 games (85 starts) and has registered 5,995 yards on 1,308 carries and 37 touchdowns on the ground, to go along with 426 receptions for 3,790 yards and 29 touchdowns through the air.