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Brian Rolle | Linebacker

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 240
College: Ohio State
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Steelers signed LB Brian Rolle to a reserve/future contract.
During his one-plus years in Philadelphia, Rolle failed miserably when asked to serve as a starting weak-side linebacker. He does have some range as a nickel 'backer and is a special teams candidate. Wed, Jan 9, 2013 09:23:00 AM

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Rams worked out free agents LB Brian Rolle and DT Landon Cohen on Thursday.

Rolle started 13 games in 2011 and opened 2012 training camp as the Eagles' starting weak-side linebacker but was cut in October after playing in four games. Cohen last appeared in a regular season game with the Patriots in 2011.
Thu, Jan 3, 2013 10:56:00 PM

Eagles waived LB Brian Rolle.

Rolle went from weak-side starter to pure special teamer to the street in a matter of two months. The last straw was his embarrassing play on kickoff coverage against the Giants on Sunday night. David Wilson averaged 36.2 yards on six returns.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 10:28:00 AM

Brian Rolle opened training camp as the Eagles' starting weak-side linebacker.

Rolle is also playing in nickel packages as an every-down linebacker. Rookie Mychal Kendricks, the starter at SAM, left the field on obvious passing downs. Rolle and MLB DeMeco Ryans practiced as the Eagles' two nickel linebackers.
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 08:49:00 PM

The Philadelphia Daily News believes Eagles WLB Brian Rolle's future might be "as a situational player and special teams ace."

Rolle was a 13-game starter as a sixth-round rookie last season, but struggled mightily as a tackler, and is under-sized at 5-foot-10, 227 pounds. He'll compete with Jamar Chaney for the Eagles' starting weak-side job in camp.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 09:46:00 AM

Eagles WLB Brian Rolle will have to hold off Jamar Chaney to keep his starting job this year.

Chaney is heading to his third linebacker position in three years, but he's a better early-down choice due to his size advantage. At under 5'10", Rolle is ideally suited to a nickel role. Casey Matthews, up 15 pounds from last year, is working as the backup to middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans while Mychal Kendricks is penciled in as the strong-side starter.
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, May 23, 2012 10:47:00 AM

Brian Rolle is tentatively expected to be the Eagles' starting weak-side linebacker this season.

After drafting Mychal Kendricks in the second round, another option would be kicking the loser of the Kendricks-Jamar Chaney strong-side competition over to weak side. Rolle is pint-sized at 5-foot-10, 227, and the Eagles' run defense was among the league's poorest with Rolle as a 13-game starter last season.
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 05:12:00 PM

CSN Philly's Ray Didinger expects the Eagles to "draft another linebacker or two" later this month.

Although the Eagles filled their hole at middle linebacker with the trade for DeMeco Ryans, they're still a bit weak on the outside. Brian Rolle is currently penciled in as the starter on the weak side, but, as Didinger notes, his 5'10" frame limits him in pass coverage. Didinger suggests Texas' Keenan Robinson and San Diego State's Miles Burris as potential day-two targets.
Source: CSN Philly
Sun, Apr 15, 2012 12:18:00 PM

Eagles WLB Brian Rolle has been replaced by Keenan Clayton in the first-team nickel defense.

A safety at Oklahoma, Clayton's speed and athleticism should help prevent the kind of fourth-quarter comebacks that have plagued the Eagles. He'll slot in next to three-down backer Jamar Chaney in pass-heavy situations. Rolle will remain in the "Buffalo" package used for short-yardage and goal-line situations.
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 12:38:00 PM

Rookie Brian Rolle has replaced Casey Matthews as the Eagles' starting WILL linebacker.

And with that, the Casey Matthews experiment is officially over. The Eagles tried to make the fourth-round rookie their starting middle linebacker, but he flopped badly and lost that job. They then tried Matthews on the weak side, and he blew that chance, too. The athletic Rolle is better than coverage, but is now one of the smallest starting linebackers (5'10/229) in football. The Eagles will remain a plus matchup for fantasy backs going forward.
Wed, Sep 28, 2011 12:48:00 PM

Eagles DC Juan Castillo said that LB Brian Rolle's role will increase going forward.

The Eagles are mixing and matching their linebackers in an effort to find something that works. Rolle was previously playing mostly in the nickel, but may start taking some base snaps away from struggling rookie Casey Matthews.
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 10:03:00 AM

The Eagles are expected to rotate rookie Brian Rolle with starter Moise Fokou at weak-side linebacker this week.

Rolle has impressed since the lockout ended in late July, but he's an undersized sixth-round pick at 5'11/229. Fokou was the Week 1 culprit on Steven Jackson's game-opening 49-yard touchdown run. Rolle was previously only a nickel 'backer, so the suspect Eagles linebacker corps is experiencing more turnover. The Falcons should be able to gash them with the run in Week 2.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 06:01:00 PM

Sixth-round LB Brian Rolle will get snaps with the first-team nickel defense in Thursday's preseason game.

The Eagles are still standing behind the struggling Casey Matthews as their starting middle linebacker, but it looks like they'll be toying with taking him off the field on passing downs. Rolle is highly undersized at 5'10/229, but is more rangy than Matthews.
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 08:08:00 AM

Eagles signed sixth-round LB Brian Rolle to a four-year contract.

Rolle was an ultra-productive middle linebacker at Ohio State, but he's awfully undersized at 5-foot-10, 229. He'll need to be a special teams dynamo to last long in the NFL. Don't expect to see Rolle on much defense in 2011.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 06:17:00 PM

According to NFL.com, the Eagles and Patriots swapped their No. 193 and No. 194 picks on Saturday for no other reason than a laugh.

The pointless trade was apparently made as a reference to incorrect reports that the two clubs had swapped picks at least once every season since 2000. They have in fact done so just four times. The next time you think Bill Belichick is the most humorless man alive, we suppose you can just remember this.
Source: NFL.com
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 08:07:00 PM

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