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Eagles Hire Jim Schwartz As Defensive Coordinator

Update:

New Eagles HC Doug Pederson announced during his introductory press conference on Tuesday that they have, in fact, hired Jim Schwartz as their defensive coordinator.

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Don Banks of SI.com reports that the Eagles have reached an agreement with Jim Schwartz to be their defensive coordinator.

  • According to Banks, a contract has yet to be signed, but it sounds like this should be taken care of in the near future.

The Eagles brought Schwartz in a for an interview on Tuesday, and all indications were that he’d be hired to run their defense, barring an unforeseen turn of events.

Schwartz reportedly had interest from the Browns and Jaguars as well.

Schwartz, 49, was by as the Lions back in 2009. During his five years in Detroit, Schwartz led them to a record of 29-51 (36.3 percent) including one playoff appearance.

This looks like a great hire for the Eagles, as Schwartz has had a good deal of success as a coordinator in the past for teams such as the Titans and Bills. He’ll likely employ a “wide-9” scheme in Philadelphia next year.