PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Philadelphia running back Brian Westbrook Thursday ended his quest for a long-term contract.
Westbrook signed a one-year contract tender worth just under $2 million in June and was a holdout in training camp as he tried to secure a long-term deal before reporting in the second week of camp.
He and his agent continued to negotiate with the Eagles, but a new contract never materialized.
"At this point, until the Eagles feel as though they can give me a proposal that really shows that they want me to stay here, our contract talks are no longer," Westbrook, 26, said in a statement.
He said the Eagles should respond with a new proposal.
The third-round draft pick in 2002 ran for a team-high 812 yards last season -- adding 73 receptions for another 703 yards with combined nine touchdowns -- and ranked first among NFL running backs in receptions and receiving yards.