Originally posted on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 4/12/13

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 20: Head coach Andy Reid of the of the Philadelphia Eagles watches the action on the field from the sidelines against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 20, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
Chip Kelly wasted little time in clearing out Andy Reid's project hold-overs... First he got rid of Dion Lewis by trading him to Cleveland for injury-ridden but future-hopeful LB Emmanuel Acho... Then he released linebackers Ryan Rau, Marcus Downtin, wide receiver Ron Johnson and cornerback Chris Hawkins on Thursday. All four were considered long shots to make the team. Still, it shows that Kelly isn't content to keep warm bodies on the roster to fill out spots. I kinda liked Ryan Rau and was hoping he could get to TC one more time to prove his mettle. I guess that won't be happening...duh...           Rau impressed last year in the preseason and worked his way onto the active roster in December. He appeared in four games as a special teams contributor before suffering an ankle injury in the season finale. Rau, 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds, likely didn't fit in the Eagles' new defensive system. The Eagles seem to be favoring bigger, more physi...
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