Eagles Coaching Staff Updates

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

It has been a few weeks since the Eagles moved on from a few coaches and found themselves in a need of a new coordinator to assist Doug Pederson.

On Friday, there were quite a few significant updates on those searches for the first time since the announcement and the Eagles announced another coaching change for the 2020 season.

Defensive Line Coach

On Friday, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Eagles were moving on from defensive line coach Phillip Daniels.

The sentiment was confirmed by Daniels' own tweet.

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Philadelphia Eagles: Early Look at Free Agent Targets for 2020

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By Stone Loitfellner, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

Looking back and examining the 2019 season it's easy to see some changes need to be made going forward. Some of those changes have already taken place with the offensive coordinator Mike Groh and the wide receiver coach Mike Walch being let go on January, 9th, as well as Corey Udlin the defensive back coach being hired by the Lions to be their DC. Besides the changes in the coaching staff, the Philadelphia Eagles will have to make some changes to the roster if they want to be championship contenders next season; making this upcoming free agency rather important. With that being said, today we'll take a look at some top free agency options for Philly.

1. A.J. Green WR     

Getting this one out of the way ASAP, A.J. Green may be 32-years-old and coming off a season where he didn't play a single snap due to his ankle injury. Still, Green is one of the premier talents at receiver and could provide an instant boost to an Eagles team lacking strength at the position. With Nelson Agholor set to be a free agent this year, barring any changes the Eagles receivers will look like this: Alshon Jeffery, Desean Jackson, Greg Ward, and JJ Arcega-Whiteside. It's no secret that Green being amongst those names should provide quite the boost to the receiving core. Since Green is coming off of two straight seasons with injuries and is thirty-two the contract offered should be a one or two year deal at the right cost. (For reference, Green averaged $15 million last season).   

Although if the Philadelphia Eagles are looking for a younger player they could show interest in Devin Funchess, Breshad Perriman, Robby Anderson or Phillip Dorsett.

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Eagles Legend Harold Carmichael Selected To Hall of Fame

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

While the announcement of two other coaches being inducted this last weekend meant that former Eagles head coach Dick Vermeil would not get into Canton, there was another legendary Eagle on the ballot.

Receiver Harold Carmichael had to wait for the official list announced Monday morning and his name was atop the list.

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Jaguars Move On From Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Last offseason, former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo was fired by the Vikings and hired by the Jaguars to be their offensive coordinator with Nick Foles at quarterback.

While Nick Foles didn't work out well in Jacksonville, DeFilippo did well developing late-round rookie Gardner Minshew.

Despite that, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Jaguars are moving on from their former offensive coordinator.

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Lions Hire Cory Undlin To Be Defensive Coordinator

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

With Carson Walch out as the wide receivers coach, there was only one other positional coach that had drawn the ire of fans: defensive backs coach Cory Undlin.

On Monday morning, it was reported that he too would be leaving the Philadelphia coaching staff.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Detroit Lions have hired Undlin to be their next defensive coordinator.

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Jadeveon Clowney Not Fined For Hit On Carson Wentz

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Jadeveon Clowney, the character man pictured above with a reporter of the same character in Josina Anderson, has been assessed a fine for his hit on Carson Wentz in the Wild Card round.

You probably know the one: The "bang bang" play where his head suddenly points straight down and smacked Wentz's helmet into the ground, concussing him and giving Pete Carroll's team a significant advantage.

Any fine, according to the NFL's rules, would be dependent on what they deem the hit to have been.

A late hit has a minimum first-time offense of $10,527 and second-time offense of $21,056. Spearing carries $28,075 and $56,156. Impermissible use of the helmet (including illegal launching) carries the same fines as spearing.

Of course, Rodger Goodell could have stepped in on this if he wanted to set an example, like he did with fellow repeat offender Vontaze Burfict, considering Clowney was fined for illegal hits on two quarterbacks in the 2018 season alone.

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Eagles Sign Corner With Starting Experience To Futures Contract

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Shortly after their wild card round loss in Philadelphia, the Eagles signed eight of their 10 practice squad players to futures contracts to bring them back to camp for the 2020 season.

On Friday, the Eagles signed another player to a futures deal; someone who has starting experience in the league.

The Eagles announced the signing of corner Trevor Williams to a futures deal.

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Josh McCown Tore Hamstring Against Seahawks, Kept Playing

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Thursday , Eagles fans learned that linebacker Nate Gerry played the entire season with a core injury.

On Friday, they got word of another Eagle who played through injury: Josh McCown.

Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports that during the Wild Card game, McCown tore his hamstring off of the bone and played the second half with that injury.

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Nate Gerry Has Surgery To Correct Core Injury Suffered During Training Camp

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Nate Gerry certainly takes a lot of flak from the Eagles fan base.

He may not be the best linebacker in the game and he certainly earned some of the flak he gets with his missed tackles, but he provides solid play and is perhaps the Eagles top coverage linebacker. With the offseason approaching, he may very soon be the longest tenured linebacker on the team.

On Thursday , however, it was reported by John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia that Gerry had surgery to repair a torn core muscle.

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Report: Eagles To Move On From OC Mike Groh and WR Coach Carson Walch

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Despite the comment that Doug Pederson wanted all of his coaches back at his press conference yesterday, new reports say that may not be the case.

Adam Schefter of ESPNm reports that the Eagles are now expected to part ways with both offensive coordinator Mike Groh and wide receivers coach Carson Walch.

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