Broncos backing off Westbrook pursuit

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Indications from Denver’s minicamp Friday is that the team is softening its pursuit of free-agent running back Brian Westbrook.

Westbrook visited Denver in May and the Broncos were satisfied with what they saw from the back, who is recovering from several injures. The former Philadelphia star has also talked to Washington and St. Louis.

The Broncos, however, are now focused on how third-down back J.J. Arrington fares in training camp.

If Arrington suffers an injury setback or if he doesn’t perform well, Denver could then see if Westbrook is still available.