Bair graduated from Oregon in 2011, and the Kansas City Chiefs signed him as a free agent draft. He spent some time in Oakland Raiders in 2012 and 2013, and joined the Eagles in 2013 as a member of the practice squad. In his 2014, he made the 53-man roster, and was active all 16 games. He signed a one-year extension through 2016, but spent most of the 2015 inactive due to a Week 3 injury.
Bair is listed at 6’6, 290 pounds, seems to have the size to play defensive end in the 3-4. By contrast, his 33 inches arm length from 2011 is Combine is the same as Arik Armstead’s arm length. They are different players, but if the Chip Kelly is interested in his former player, he might be trying to sell the Trent Baalke on arm length.
The Eagles announced today that they have released the defensive end Brandon Bair, who is a former Oregon players brought aboard during the Chip Kelly era.
In two seasons with the Eagles, Bair has 28 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four played as an eagle 3-4 scheme of rotating the defensive end. Under the new scheme of Eagles’ Jim Schwartz, Bair was not suitable.
Bair didn’t have a good game last season, when he had four tackles (a loss) and three batted passes, one of the lead to interception.
The 31-year-old Bair, a former Oregon star who played under Kelly when the two were in Eugene, was signed by then Eagles coach Kelly in 2013.
The Eagles originally signed Bair, an Oregon Ducks alumnus, their practice team in 2013. He has been with the team.
After a crucial turnover by the Eagles with 6:28 remaining and their lead trimmed to 24-14, Bair forced a turnover of his own. He put his hand in Fitzpatrick passes for wide receiver Brandon Marshall pop up into the air, the ball in the rookie guard Jordan Hicks’s outstretched arm. Intercept help seal the Philadelphia game now who sat 1-2 NFC East in a wide-open.
“This is a more easy to get things done when you are in front of the reports like we do behind us,” he said of Byron Maxwell, Nolan Carroll and the Eagles defensive backfield, basic kept the Jets in check on Sunday. “The best defense, if the attack had just had a turnover, is out to do the same thing. We can come back and put us in a good place.”
With Thornton and Hart may return in the next few weeks, it can still be seen Bair turn get defensive line, in the near future. But whatever the call for an end to veteran, he will be ready to contribute.
In five games of 2015, posting 11 tackles and be posted five passes. His groin injury in 4 weeks cause him missing three games. He is a healthy inactive for eight games