NFL: Westbrook signs with the 49ers, News, and Rumors
RB Brian Westbrook signs with the San Francisco 49ers (1 year, 1.25M)
This is a good signing for the 49ers. They just lost their backup running back Glen Coffee due to a surprising and unexpected retirement. Which leaves them with rookie Anthony Dixon, and Michael Robinson for the backup role. Dixon shined in the first preseason game, and Robinson didn’t. The signing of Westbrook should create a tougher battle to be the backup running back.
QB Brett Favre has just arrived to Minnesota to what is thought to be his comeback to the Minnesota Vikings. Favre to re-join the Vikings seems very likely at this point right now. This will be Favre’s 20th season in the NFL.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dennis Dixon looks like he could be the favorite over Bryon Leftwich to start the regular season. This is coming only after 1 preseason game where Dixon impressed.
The Tennessee Titans release RB Stafon Johnson
The Cleveland Browns lose their punter Dave Zastudil for the entire season due to a knee injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Ray Maualuga will not be suspended by the NFL. Maualuga was arrested for DUI in 2009.
San Francisco 49ers trade DL Kentwan Balmer to the Seattle Seahawks for a 6th round draft pick
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RB Ladell Betts signs with the New Orleans Saints (1 year, 805,000)