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Westbrook says he wants to join winner

The St. Louis Rams' familiarity with former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook explains why the free-agent running back visited Rams Park this offseason.

Westbrook's comments to the Delaware County Daily Times explain why Westbrook, 30, might be a long shot to sign with St. Louis (he has also visited the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos).

"Really, there’s no clear-cut favorite," Westbrook told the Daily Times during a kids camp put on by Redskins quarterback and former Eagles teammate Donovan McNabb. "But I want to go to a good football team, a team that can win. And I do know Washington does have a very good program. And some of these other teams I’m interested in, as well."

Westbrook might think the Rams have a good program, but does he think they can win in 2010? Or would he be more likely to see a team still in the early stages of a rebuild, one with a rookie quarterback? Westbrook has had injury problems in recent seasons. His career is winding down. It's understandable if he wants to win right away.