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.