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Brian Rolle was a starting linebacker for the Eagles last season, but given how poorly the Eagles’ linebackers played as a whole, that’s not necessarily a good thing. In fact, the Eagles have already added two new starters in their linebacking corps this offseason, DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks, and Rolle remains the only incumbent starter, at least for now.
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Rolle’s future might be as a “situational player and a special teams ace,” which makes a lot of sense given his lack of size (5-10 227). That’s not a good sign for Rolle, who is in competition with Jamar Chaney, who was the incumbent starting linebacker on the opposite side last year. The smart money seems to be on Chaney starting at his 3rd different position in 3 years in the league and playing the weak side for the Eagles this year, over Rolle.
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In a shocking announcement, Joe Banner is no longer the president of the Philadelphia Eagles. Banner is being replaced by chief operating officer Don Smolenski as the team’s president, but Howie Roseman will assume Banner’s salary cap duties.
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The Philadelphia Eagles announced Thursday morning that Joe Banner is no longer the team’s president. He will remain with the team but take on a new role, that of s Strategic Adviser to the Owner.
Chief Operating Officer Don Smolenski has been promoted to the role of President. Details of the front office shift will be discussed at a press conference at 2:30 pm today.
Banner, Reid and Lurie. Does the ousting of Banner as team president signal a longer-term commitment to Reid? Image via Philly.com
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Philadelphia Eagles team president Joe Banner is stepping back from the team's day-to-day operations and taking on an advisory role.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie on Thursday announced Banner will be succeeded as president by chief operating officer Don Smolenski.
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Joe Banner will no longer serve as Philadelphia Eagles president in
a dramatic shake-up of the team's front office, The Philadelphia
Inquirer reported Thursday.