The Eagles special teams units have been dreadful for the last four years. The team hasn’t scored on a single measly kick return in five years. The last time a player did it? When Quintin Demps returned a kickoff for a touchdown in 2008 against the Ravens – the game where McNabb was benched at halftime for Kevin Kolb.

Despite struggling as a unit on special teams in 2009 in Bobby April’s first year in charge Andy Reid kept April on his staff through the 2012 season. The Eagles’ special teams unit never got any better.

Howie Roseman and Chip Kelly’s appreciation for special teams was palpable on Saturday when the team made its final cuts. They cut offensive talents like Clay Harbor Russell Shepard and Matthew Tucker. They also cut Christopher McCoy who played brilliantly in the pre-season. McCoy was seen as a lock to make the roster after accumulating many sacks this pre-season. The Eagles made these cuts so that special team studs Colt Anderson and Casey Matthews could have a spot on the team.