Eagles Update: Tom Gamble Staying, Bill Lazor Leaving Per Reports

LazorBill Lazor has been hired as the Detroit Lions offensive coordinator after one season as Eagles quarterbacks coach and being credited for the rapid development of Nick Foles. 

Philadelphia Eagles fans and likely Chip Kelly along with the team's front office have been waiting with baited breath for the past week regarding the futures of Vice President of Player Personnel Tom Gamble and quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor, and Tuesday brought some clarity to both situations. 

NFL Network's Albert Breer first reported that Gamble would remain in his current post as an influential member of the Eagles front office, after interviewing with the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. 

Gamble has made it known that he is a believer of Kelly's program hopes to build on this season's success. The fact that Gamble's father, Harry lives in South Jersey likely played into his decision. 

Lazor, meanwhile, will not be returning as first reported by ESPN's Ed Werder. The 41-year old is expected to be hired as the Detroit Lions offensive coordinator. 

The Eagles quarterbacks coach has received plenty of credit for the sudden development of quarterback Nick Foles who finished the season with 31 touchdown passes and two interceptions, including two touchdowns in his first career playoff start. 

At this time there has been no update on a possible replacement, but it means Foles will be working with his third quarterbacks coach in as many years, heading into an offseason that will likely be integral for his further improvement. 

Matt Lombardo is the Editor-In-Chief of Eagledelphia and also an on-air personality on 97.5 FM The Fanatic in Philadelphia. Join the conversation and follow Matt on Twitter.


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