Spagnuolo: Rams still ‘hopeful’ about Westbrook

While the NFL Network newsroom comes down from its Terrell Owens-induced frenzy, I’ve been checking into the future of Brian Westbrook.

Unlike Owens, it doesn’t sound like much has changed on the Westbrook front.

NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora tells me the Rams or Redskins still look like the strongest suitors, but Westbrook could take a few more weeks to make a decision. La Canfora has talked to a number of coaches and is writing a piece for Wednesday on the topic, so be sure to be on the lookout for that.

It could be that Westbrook isn’t getting the offers he wants. Or that the whispers of more teams being interested are making his decision more difficult. But if we’re still a few weeks away from his decision, Westbrook is certainly in no rush to attend a training camp.  The Redskins open camp on July 29; Rams veterans report the following day on July 30. We’ve been told, though, that Westbrook was healthy and getting in camp shape, even though it currently looks like he wont’ be a part of one.

Steve Spagnuolo confirmed to reporters earlier in the day that he’s kept in touch with Westbrook, and the Rams are still looking at the possibility.

“We’re still looking at that,” Spagnuolo said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I’ve talked to Brian. But we have to let that process play itself out. There’s decision on both sides. We’re hopeful there. We’ll see what happens.”

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