Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Eagles bench Casey Matthews


The Philadelphia Eagles have made Brian Rolle the new starting WIL linebacker for the Eagles, ahead of fellow rookie Casey Matthews according to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Matthews was moved from the middle to WIL last week. He promptly bit way too hard on play action and gave up a 40-yard touchdown pass to the Giants' Brandon Jacobs.

"It's not really that much of a challenge," Rolle, a sixth-round pick from Ohio State, said as he headed out to practice. "I've been playing that position all of camp, and (practicing there through) the first couple of games, as well. It's just a matter of being in there with the 1s now and going out and taking care of business."

"I feel like I'm a guy that is athletic. I'm physical, a good linebacker that knows the game very well and plays hard. I'm not saying that Casey didn't -- Casey's a great player as well. I guess the coaches just felt the need for a new body in ther, somebody that may bring a little more excitement, maybe," he said.

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