Eagles Bench Brian Rolle And Promote Akeem JordanBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, Linebackers, News Sunday, August 26th, 2012
The Eagles have promoted outside linebacker Akeem Jordan to the starting weakside linebacker job over Brian Rolle. They had to do something at this position because Rolle has been struggling throughout the preseason.
Jamar Chaney would have been the guy taking over but he’s been battling a hamstring injury. Andy Reid said there’s still a chance Chaney could win the job.
I guess there was a reason Rolle was so anxious to attack the line of scrimmage on the first series against Cleveland that he jumped offsides twice. He knew his starting job was in jeopardy.
It didn’t help things when he blew a coverage and turned one of the Browns tight ends loose going across the field for a long gain on the first series. The Eagles coaches left him in the game after they had taken out the other starting linebackers, but he wasn’t able to gain the confidence of the coaching staff.
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