Thus far it's been the season of former players signing 1-day contracts and retiring with the Eagles.

Today, Brian Westbrook followed the lead of two of his former teammates by retiring as an Eagle.

First, it was Brian Dawkins, who will have his No. 20 retired at halftime of a Week 3 game against the Giants.

Then it was Tra Thomas, a staple at LT for 10 years who retired as an Eagle on August 16th.

Today, Westbrook fought back a few tears and thanked everyone from Andy Reid,  to the cafeteria worker that served him lunch each day.

Westbrook was tremendously grateful to Donovan McNabb, his QB during his entire time with the organization.

"He was a tremendous friend, the best QB this city of Philadelphia has ever seen," Westbrook said.

Westbrook was asked what his favorite memory was, a question posed by Radio Broadcaster Merrill Reese, "the punt return against the Giants, your call sticks in my mind," he said.

Westbrook played with the Eagles for eight years, followed by one season with the San Francisco 49ers.

Brian Westbrook Press Conference:

 

Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: 973espn@gmail.com