Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Eagles name Caldwell, Zordich to assistant positions

Mike Caldwell will coach the Eagles' linebackers and Michael Zordich will coach the team's safeties.

Eagles name Caldwell, Zordich to assistant positions

Mike Zordich was previously the Eagles defensive quality control coach.  (Steven M. Falk/Staff file photo)
Mike Zordich was previously the Eagles defensive quality control coach. (Steven M. Falk/Staff file photo)

The Eagles have named Mike Caldwell as the team's linebackers coach and Michael Zordich as secondary/safeties coach, adding two young names who have come up in Andy Reid's system to Juan Castillo's defensive staff.

Caldwell was the team's assistant linebackers coach last season. He has been on the coaching staff since 2008 and interned with the team in 2007. He played 11 seasons in the NFL, including four with the Eagles. He replaces Bill Shuey, whose contract was not renewed.

Zordich was a defensive quality control assistant last season. He interned with the team in 2009. He played 12 seasons in the NFL, including five with the Eagles. He replaces Dick Jauron, who became the Browns' defensive coordinator.

The Eagles brought in veteran Jim Washburn to coach the defensive line. He is the only defensive coach on the staff who has previously led a position group in the NFL.

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