Eagles to interview Gus Bradley today; Brian Kelly returns from trip
The Eagles will interview with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley today in Atlanta, an NFL source confirmed.
The NFL Network first reported the interview.
The team has not confirmed the meeting. It is possible they aren't revealing the meeting out of respect for the Seahawks, who are preparing for Sunday's 1 p.m. divisional playoff game against the Falcons.
Bradley's only other interview was with the Chargers on Thursday.
If the Eagles are considering hiring the 46-year-old coach -- and there are indications that he is now high on their list along with Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly -- that can't until the Seahawks are no longer in the playoffs.
Kelly is returning from a vacation out of country today and is expected to attend the the Walter Camp dinner in New Haven, Conn. tonight, per an ESPN report. He and the Eagles are supposed to meet for a second interview. They first met on Tuesday in Miami after Notre Dame lost to Alabama, 42-14, in the national championship.
Kelly is expected to make a decision on whether he stays at Notre Dame sometime soon. Classes resume on Tuesday. There is speculation that Kelly could be using the Eagles to get more money out of Notre Dame. Oregon coach Chip Kelly and Penn State coach Bill O'Brien both said, 'No thanks,' to the Eagles after interviews last week and reportedly received bumps in their salaries to stay.
The Eagles latest interview occurred on Thursday with former Bears coach Lovie Smith. The meeting took place in the Philadelphia area. Smith is also up for the Chargers job.
Aside from the aforementioned four interviews, the Eagles have also met with Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy (Sunday), Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong (Jan. 2).
The Eagles are also scheduled to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden on Monday and Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians likely on Tuesday -- if they don't already have a head coach by then.