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LB Swap: Moten In, Rolle Out

The Eagles announced two roster moves Tuesday, adding linebacker Adrian Moten to the active roster and guard Julian Vandervelde to the practice squad. To make room for Moten and Vandervelde, the Eagles released 2010 sixth-round pick Brian Rolle and practice squad tight end/long snapper Kyle Nelson.

Moten, 24, spent Training Camp with the Eagles after playing a combined 12 games in 2011 with the Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks. The Eagles could use an upgrade on special teams, where they rank 29th in kickoff return average after allowing the Giants to gain over 30 yards a return on Sunday night. Rolle started 13 games for the Eagles as a rookie, but failed to retain the starting weakside linebacker job in Training Camp.

Vandervelde, a fifth-round pick in 2011, was released in the waning hours of roster cutdown day when the Eagles traded for David Sims. He was subsequently signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers active roster, then added to their practice squad, and was released last week. Nelson was signed to the practice squad last week as long snapper insurance in case Jon Dorenbos had been unable to play with a high ankle sprain.

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