Eagles lose coach to Bengals

Eagles right tackle Wintson Justice will undergo surgery on his knee tomorrow. (Rob Carr/AP Photo)

James Urban's tenure as Eagles' assistant offensive coordinator was brief.

Urban was named the wide receivers coach of the Bengals today.

He had been the Eagles' quarterbacks coach but was named assistant offensive coordinator less than 2 weeks ago. At the time, Urban's move seemed a bit odd, since the Eagles don't normally have assistant coordinators, but a team source said then that it was a promotion and will allow Urban to work with all position groups, not only the QBs.

Urban, 37, replaces Mike Sheppard, who was hired as the quarterbacks coach in Jacksonville. 

Urban spent two years as the Eagles' quarterbacks coach. He has been with the Eagles since 2004 as head coach Andy Reid's assistant and later as an offensive quality control coach.



Eagles right tackle Winston Justice will have knee surgery tomorrow in Birmingham, Ala.

Noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews will perform a cleanout procedure, the Eagles said.

A team source said any suggestion that the injury is career-ending or that Justice would need a microfracture procedure is speculation at this point. 

Justice flew to Birmingham this morning from his Florida home.

Justice has been hampered by a knee injury late in the season.


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