CBS’s Spike Eskin reported today that the Eagles have cut linebacker Brian Rolle, and added linebacker Adrian Moten, who was with the team in training camp, to the active roster.
The Eagles special teams was very disappointing on Sunday in their 19-17 win against the NY Giants. Brian Rolle’s performance on special teams, along with several others on the kick return coverage allowed the Giants’ special teams to average 36.2 yards per kickoff. Giants’ rookie, David Wilson, took five of six kickoff returns to the 35 or beyond.
Brian Rolle started 13 games at weakside linebacker for the Eagles last season.
Additionally, Offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde was signed to practice squad, after having been released from the Tampa Bay practice squad. Vandervelde’s Eagles highlight so far is his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the Flight Night practice in August.
NOTE: With long snapper Jon Dorenbos’ ankle being a non-factor on Sunday, the Eagles have also released long snapper Kyle Nelson.