Eagles Make Two More Coaching Moves

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

For the third day in a row and the fourth day of this work week, the Eagles have made moves to their staff for 2019.

Both are former players in the league.

The first spent most of his career with the Eagles. Mike Bartrum spent seven of his 13 seasons with the Eagles as a long-snapper and backup tight end. He made the Pro Bowl with the Eagles in 2005, but suffered a neck injury that forced him to retire the next season, clearing the way for Jon Dorenbos.

Bartrum was hired as an offensive coach and will likely work with the tight ends. Eugene Chung, who the team parted ways with earlier in the offseason, was primarily the assistant offensive line coach, but also served as the assistant tight ends coach behind Justin Peelle. Bartrum could take over that position so that new coach Roy Istvan can focus on the offensive line.

Bartrum, like Doug Pederson when he was first picked up under Andy Reid in 2009, had been coaching high school football.

Bartrum joins the aforementioned Roy Istvan, G.J. Kinne and Matt Burke as the new coaches on the staff for the 2019 season. Joe Pannunzio was also hired, but might wind up in the front office rather than being a coach.

Like Carson Walch, Phillip Daniels was also promoted from assistant positional coach to the head positional coach. Daniels will serve as the defensive line coach in 2019, according to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports.

Daniels had been the assistant defensive line coach for the last three seasons and served as the director of player development for the Redskins prior to that assignment.

As a player, Daniels played for 14 seasons, spending four in Seattle, four in Chicago and six in Washington D.C.

His promotion creates an opening for a potential assistant defensive line coach.