May 15, 2007

Westbrook signs free-agent contract with the Washington Redskins

ASHBURN, Va. - Former Salisbury University football defensive back Byron Westbrook signed a free-agent contract with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, May 15. Westbrook joins seven other players out of 75 who attended the Redskin's rookie camp on May 4-6 by signing a contract with the burgundy and gold.

Westbrook is the career leader in interceptions at Salisbury with 18 and was a 2006 American Football Coaches Association All-American. In addition, the Ft. Washington, Md. native was a three-time All-Atlantic Central Football Conference first-team selection at defensive back and was a two-time first-team selection on special teams. Westbrook was also a two-time D3Football.com All-American (2004, '06).

Byron is the younger brother of Philadelphia Eagle All-Pro running back Brian Westbrook. Both Byron and Brian attended DeMatha High School. Brian attended Villanova University and completed his fifth NFL season with the Eagles in 2006.

The Redskins are the second NFL franchise to take a chance on a former Sea Gull as the New Orleans Saints signed former tight-end Kyle Acker to a free-agent contract in 2004.

Westbrook finished the '06 campaign with 33 tackles and a team-high five interceptions.

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