Westbrook giving every indication he plans to play

The last we heard on the Brian Westbrook front, Steve Wyche reported that more teams than previously thought were interested in the services of the former Eagles back.

Westbrook is doing his part to give every indication he’s training to play in 2010. He’s been working out for the last several weeks with a group of players including his brother, Byron WestbrookVisanthe Shiancoe and Darnell Dockett at Athletic Dominance in Maryland.

Shiancoe has had an up close look and a chance to talk to Westbrook some about his future and getting over his ankle and knee injuries.

“This is the first time he’s been able to really work out fully and not feel [his previous injuries],” Shiancoe said. “This is the first time where he’s not being bothered and he’s able explode and really work out and prepare. He looks really, really fluid out there.

“He looks really good. He’s getting in training camp shape.”

As Westbrook prepares, there’s still no word on which teams are interested beyond the Rams and Redskins. That part has been close to the vest. But Westbrook indicated to Shiancoe he’d have “no problem” playing for the Vikings, and there’s certainly seems to be a fit for his skills as a receiver and in pass protection in the role previously held by Chester Taylor

Shiancoe shared that the workouts will last another few weeks, and I’m not counting out some inside recruiting during those sessions. Shiancoe will be joining us on NFL.com Friday for a live chat, so check that out at 3 p.m. EST.

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