Philadelphia Eagles Cut Former Starter Brian Rolle and Strengthen Offensive Line

October 3, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Eagles have officially announced that they have released linebacker Brian Rolle and promoted linebacker Adrian Moten to fill his spot. The move is most definitely special teams related.
The move is a bit of a surprise given how quickly Rolle fell out of favor with the team. After starting 13 games for the Birds at weak side linebacker last season, Rolle only appeared in two games on defense this year for a total of 18 snaps according to PFF. In part, Rolle was marginalized as the result of a numbers game.
Last season, the Eagles needed every linebacker they could get their hands on as offenses punished the defense with the running game. Despite the constant shuffling of every linebacker on the roster, there was no real success. This year, the Eagles added Mychal Kendricks and DeMeco Ryans, leaving only the will linebacker position open. Rolle was the favorite to win the job given his status from the previous year. However, he competed with Jamar Chaney and Akeem Jordan fo...

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