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Brian Westbrook to visit Redskins

Remember those jokes about how the Redskins backfield would have dominated fantasy football in 2006?

Yeah, this isn’t going to help matters.

Brian Westbrook will visit with the Redskins on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

On paper, this is an awkward fit. There’s no way Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson, Willie Parker, and Westbrook belong together. But Westbrook offers something unique: outstanding receiving skills.

We’ve thought all along that one of the big name Redskins backs would get cut in training camp. You can’t carry all these runners with no special teams value and shaky third down work. If Westbrook comes aboard, perhaps two veterans will get cut.

But we’re getting ahead of things. Donovan McNabb has reportedly pushed to give Westbrook a chance, but it’s uncertain how serious Washington’s interest is.

The Rams also had Westbrook in for a visit. It looks like they aren’t Westbrook’s top choice anymore.