Rams’ Spagnuolo: ‘Nothing concrete’ on Westbrook

Free-agent RB Brian Westbrook is still waiting for a contract. (Mel Evans / Associated Press)

The highest-profile player still without a team is Brian Westbrook, although that’s expected to change soon.

Steve Wyche noted late last week that Westbrook is still weighing his options, and the Rams have denied recent reports that signing the former Pro Bowl running back was imminent. Westbrook has been linked to the Broncos, Rams and Redskins throughout the offseason.

“No real update,” Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo offered Sunday. “I talked to Brian before I went on vacation because him and I have a good relationship. Then every once in a while we’ll text back and forth, but nothing concrete right now.”

The Rams are searching for a backup to Steven Jackson, who sat out the preseason opener as the team brings him along slowly after April back surgery. The trio of Kenneth Darby, Chris Ogbonnaya and rookie Keith Toston split the carries against the Vikings.

While the teams known to be on the radar — as well as any dark horses believed to exist — wait on Westbrook’s decision, we suspect there will be an answer soon.

UPDATE: Redskins coach Mike Shanahan reiterated Sunday his team’s interest in Westbrook, per The Washington Post, but claimed to have no sense of what direction the running back was headed.

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