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Philadelphia Eagles release Roc Carmichael

So long, Roc.

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Roc Carmichael's second stint with the Philadelphia Eagles has come to an end before it ever really got started. The team announced his release on Tuesday afternoon.

Carmichael re-signed with the team in mid-November following Philadelphia's decision to place second-year safety Earl Wolff on the season-ending injured reserve list. The former Virginia Tech cornerback never made an appearance on Philadelphia's active game-day roster this season, however.

Carmichael's first stint with the Eagles began during the 2013 season when Philadelphia signed him off of the Houston Texans' practice squad. Carmichael appeared in 13 games for the Eagles last season and started two of them. He remained with the team until he was waived in final cuts prior to the beginning of the 2014 NFL regular season. Carmichael drew the ire of Eagles fans due to his struggles in the preseason.

The Eagles roster now stands one spot shy of the 53-man limit. No corresponding move is expected to be announced on Tuesday.

It will be (mildly) interesting to see what the Eagles do with the open spot. Perhaps they will promote a player from their practice squad or sign a player from another team's. Or maybe there's a free agent on the market that they like.

Stay tuned for the big reveal.

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