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Chiefs OC Doug Pederson Expected To Be A “Leading Candidate” For Eagles’ HC Job

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Chiefs OC Doug Pederson is expected to be a “leading candidate” for the Eagles head-coaching job.

Schefter mentions that Pederson coached in Philadelphia from 2009-12 and he’s come up as a potential head-coaching candidate in recent years.

Albert Breer confirms that Pederson is he’s a name to watch for the Eagles.

The Eagles have been working quickly to line up interviews since they fired Chip Kelly less than a week ago, so things could move quickly in terms of interviews.

However, Pro Football Talk mentions that the Eagles may have to wait at least a week to interview Pederson.

The Eagles have already interviewed RBs coach Duce Staley for the HC vacancy, which fulfills the Rooney Rule requirement that ensures at least one minority candidate interviews for every open position.

Bears OC Adam Gase and Bengals DC Paul Guenther have both come up in recent days as names to keep an eye on along with speculative options such as Panthers DC Sean McDermott, Lions DC Teryl Austin and Panthers OC Mike Shula.

We’ll have more regarding the Eagles’ head-coaching position as the news is available.