Report: Eagles to add defensive assistant

The Eagles reportedly will add to their coaching staff in what could be another sign that Jim Johnson will not be able to return as defensive coordinator.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Saturday that former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart will join the Eagles staff, with an announcement possible this coming week.

Stewart was fired by the Cowboys in the staff purge that followed the Eagles' victory over the Cowboys in the final game of the regular season.

Sean McDermott, who was the Eagles secondary coach, has been handling the defensive coordinator chores while Johnson battles cancer. Johnson was not on the field for the Eagles' last round of workouts. Stewart has experience coaching defensive backs. He and Eagles coach Andy Reid also worked together years ago at Northern Arizona. Aside from any previous connection, Stewart would have recent knowledge of Cowboys personnel and defensive schemes.

Below is the link to the Star-Telegram story.

http://www.star-telegram.com/332/story/1404940.html

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