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Fletcher Cox Fined; Rolle Gets A Workout

The good news is that Fletcher Cox has not been suspended as a result of his actions during the Lions game. The bad news — for him — is that the rookie is getting hit in the wallet.

After review of the incident last week, Cox has been fined $21,000 for throwing a punch in the fourth quarter against Detroit following a Lions extra point.

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Howie Roseman Talks Rolle, Fletcher Cox

Howie Roseman explained the move to cut Brian Rolle and sign linebacker Adrian Moten during his hit on the Eagles website Tuesday.

“Well we’ve got to improve on special teams,” said Roseman. “Our backup players — Jamar Chaney right now is our backup WILL linebacker behind Akeem Jordan — so those other roster spots have to play well on special teams. We’re looking for an upgrade in that area. Adrian came in last year and played well on special teams, played well for us during the preseason for us on special teams, and we’re looking for improvement in that area.”

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LB Review: Kendricks An Unsung Hero

Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal KendricksIt was an up-an-down day the for linebackers Sunday against the Giants. That is particularly true for DeMeco Ryans. 

Here’s the player-by-player breakdown of the ‘backers, after re-watching the game.

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Eagles Release Brian Rolle

Brian Rolle got a call from an unknown “215”  number this morning, and immediately took it as a bad sign.

“I thought, I guess I’m getting released. If its a ‘215’ number and I don’t have, that can’t be good,” Rolle said.

The call was from head coach Andy Reid, telling Rolle that he had in fact  been cut.

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Chaney Gets Nod Over Rolle At LB

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jamar ChaneyWith Akeem Jordan nursing a hamstring injury, Jamar Chaney will get the start at WILL linebacker Sunday night.

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LB Review: Ryans Provides Bright Spot

Philadelphia Eagles LB DeMeco Ryans.If you’re looking for a positive to take out of Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals, DeMeco Ryans once again played at a high level.

Here’s the player-by-player breakdown of the Birds’ linebackers, after having re-watched the game.

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Eagles Snap Counts: Graham Jumps Ahead Of Hunt

Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham.Here’s a look at snap counts for the Eagles during their Week 3 loss against the Cardinals. We’ll go position-by-position.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: A Look At the 2011 Draft Class

General consensus seems to be that you should wait at least three years before evaluating a draft class.

But considering the Eagles released their 2011 second-round pick, Jaiquawn Jarrett, yesterday, now seems like a good time to at least assess how each of the team’s 11 picks is doing.

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Eagles LB Review: DeMeco Ryans, Difference-Maker

Here’s a player-by-player review of how the Eagles linebackers performed Sunday against the Browns, after having re-watched the game. Click here to find all of the game reviews.

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Eagles Snapshot: LB Preview

Throughout the course of the week, we’ll be providing position-by-position previews of the entire Eagles roster. Click here to get to all of them. Today, we cover the linebackers.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Linebacker Shuffle Lives On

Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan CastilloIf it’s football season, there’s a linebacker shuffle going on in Philadelphia. Death, taxes, and so on. Even an offseason dedicated in part to shoring up the position couldn’t totally shut down the dance. In the latest shift, Brian Rolle lost his job at WILL in favor of Akeem Jordan. Defensive coordinator Juan Castillo explained the move on Monday.

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Jordan Replaces Rolle At LB With First Team

Philadelphia Eagles LB Akeem JordanSince the Eagles returned to the Novacare Complex 10 days ago, Akeem Jordan hasn’t had much company at his locker.

The sixth-year linebacker has gone largely unnoticed. Many (present company included) figured he was battling for a roster spot with Keenan Clayton, looking to continue his strong play on special teams.

But things changed today. The last question for Andy Reid during his media session, which lasted about 15 minutes, was about Brian Rolle, and whether the second-year player was still the team’s starting WILL linebacker.

“Right now, no,” Reid said. “Akeem is going to work in there as a starter.”

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LB Review: Competition For Rolle?

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jamar ChaneyHere’s a review of how Mychal Kendricks, Brian Rolle and the rest of the Eagles linebackers performed against the Browns, after having re-watched the game.

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Reid On Vick, Dunlap, LB Competition

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jamar Chaney.Andy Reid updated Michael Vick’s status and also offered up thoughts on roster battles at left tackle and linebacker.

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LB Review: Kendricks Delivers; Ryans Improves

Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal KendricksFrom Mychal Kendricks to DeMeco Ryans, here’s a player-by-player breakdown of how the Eagles linebackers performed Monday night against the Patriots after having re-watched the game.