Tuesday, the Eagles released cornerback Roc Carmichael. Carmichael signed with Philadelphia on November 18 and practiced with the team in the weeks leading up to their games against Tennessee, Dallas and Seattle. Carmichael was inactive for each of those games.
To fill the 53rd spot on the active roster, Wednesday, the Eagles signed safety Jerome Couplin. Couplin, a rookie out of William and Mary, was acquired from the Detroit Lions' practice squad. He played eight games as a Lion before joining the Buffalo Bills for two weeks in November and then ultimately re-signing with the Lions as a member of their practice squad.
At William and Mary, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound safety recorded 257 total tackles, five interceptions and a touchdown along with five forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. An All-American honoree his senior year, Couplin received first team all-CAA conference honors last season.