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Frank Reich Meeting With Doug Pederson Tonight Regarding Eagles OC Job

Update:

Howard Eskin reports that new Eagles HC Doug Pederson is meeting with Frank Reich Tuesday night regarding their offensive coordinator position.

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Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that former Chargers OC Frank Reich is a “strong candidate” for the Eagles’ offensive coordinator position.

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Anthony Gargano of 97.5 The Fanatic reports the Eagles were denied permission to interview Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo for the same position.

  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms that the Eagles explored idea of bringing Spagnuolo in as their defensive coordinator, but he is expected to remain with the Giants.

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Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that new Eagles HC Doug Pederson would like to hire former Chargers OC Frank Reich as his offensive coordinator.

According to Bowen, Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo would be Pederson’s top choice for defensive coordinator, assuming that he’s available and willing to leave New York.

Bowen mentions that Pederson and Reich were together on the Panthers’ briefly back in 1995, so they are familiar with one another.

Reich found interest from the Dolphins for their offensive coordinator vacancy before they hired Clyde Christensen for the job Saturday night.

The Chargers elected to fire Reich and bring back Ken Whisenhunt to run their offense after a disappointing 2015 season.

Last year, Reich actually found interest as a head-coaching candidate, but the results from this past season were underwhelming in terms of their rushing attack and points-per game.

In 2105, the Chargers ranked No. 9 in total yards, No. 4 in passing yards, No. 31 in rushing and No. 26 in points-per-game under Reich.

Spagnuolo, 56, was once the Rams’ head coach back in 2009 after leaving the Giants once before. He lasted just two years in St. Louis before he was fired and later hired by New Orleans.

He has held a variety of jobs with teams such as the Eagles, Rams, Saints and Ravens over the course of his career.

However, all indications have been that the Giants plan to keep him in place to run their defense, so there’s no guarantee he’ll even be available.

Philadelphia is expected to formally announce the hire of Pederson in the coming days.