PHILADELPHIA — Brian Westbrook will officially retire as a member of the Eagles on Wednesday and will be honored during a game against Washington in December.
The former All-Pro running back played eight seasons with Philadelphia from 2002-09. He is the franchise leader with 9,785 total yards from scrimmage, ranks second in yards rushing (5,995), and third in receptions (426) and total touchdowns (68). He is first among Eagles halfbacks in receptions, yards receiving (3,790) and touchdown catches (29). Westbrook also is first in club history in yards rushing (591) and total touchdowns (6) in the postseason.
Westbrook, a third-round selection out of Villanova in 2002, set the all-time record in NCAA Division I-AA with 9,885 all-purpose yards.
ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins have released tight end Chris Cooley.
The 30-year-old Cooley has spent his entire eight-season NFL career with Washington. He has 428 career receptions, including three seasons of at least 70.
Injuries limited him to five games and eight receptions last season. The Redskins plan to use Fred Davis as their starting tight end.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have removed receiver Kenny Britt from the physically unable to perform list, though he will not play Thursday night in the team's preseason finale against New Orleans.
Coach Mike Munchak said after practice Tuesday they were close to activating Britt, and the team announced the move 3 three hours later.
The receiver has been recovering from his third knee surgery since tearing his right ACL last September. He had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in late June.
Both Britt and the Titans are waiting to hear from the NFL if he faces punishment for a driving under the influence arrest in July.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons have released backup quarterback Chris Redman and signed Luke McCown.
McCown spent the past three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, making two starts among his eight appearances. He worked with Dirk Koetter, who is now the Falcons' offensive coordinator, which undoubtedly contributed to the decision to bring in a new No. 2 behind starter Matt Ryan on Tuesday.
Redman spent five seasons with the Falcons, the last four as Ryan's little-used backup. Redman struggled in the preseason, completing just 53 percent with one interception.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Quarterback Tyler Thigpen will get a majority of the playing time in the Buffalo Bills' preseason finale.
It is Thigpen's final shot to win the backup job, and the newly acquired Tarvaris Jackson will take over in the fourth quarter of Buffalo's game at Detroit on Thursday.
Jackson will be judged on his potential as well, coach Chan Gailey said Tuesday. Buffalo acquired Jackson in a trade with Seattle Monday.
The No. 2 quarterback job is among several unsettled positions before the Bills set the 53-player roster Friday.