Saturday, December 27, 2014

Eagles talking with Washburn for DL job

The Eagles are talking to long-time Titans assistant Jim Washburn about their defensive line coach vacancy, league sources confirmed.

Eagles talking with Washburn for DL job

The Eagles are talking to long-time Titans assistant Jim Washburn about their defensive line coach vacancy, league sources confirmed.

The story was first reported by Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. None other than Titans coach Jeff Fisher confirmed it for him.

"We are in the middle of it and going back and forth," Fisher told Wyatt. "I would think we'd find out in the next day or so."

A deal appears imminent, one source told The Inquirer. Titans coaches work under one-year contracts and with Fisher on tenuous ground after another losing season, Washburn may be looking for some more stability -- and perhaps a bigger paycheck.

Washburn, who has been with the Titans for the last 12 seasons, has helped mold a number of linemen into Pro Bowlers. Kyle Vanden Bosch, Jevon Kearse, Kevin Carter and Albert Haynesworth are four. Defensive end Jason Babin became the fifth this season after he recorded 12.5 sacks for Tennessee.

The Eagles released Babin last off-season after one year.

The Eagles fired Rory Segrest last week after two seasons as their defensive line coach. The Eagles' pass rush declined as this past season wore down.

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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