Source: Eagles RB coach Duce Staley also will be assistant head coach

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Running Backs Coach Duce Staley during a press conference at the mall of America in Minnesota, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. YONG KIM / Staff Photographer

Duce Staley might not be the Eagles offensive coordinator, but the running backs coach will also be the assistant head coach, according to a league source.

Staley will continue to coach the running backs. The assistant head coach duties will be an added title and responsibility for the former Eagles running back. The Eagles did not have an assistant head coach last season. The change was first reported by ESPN.

Staley interviewed for the offensive coordinator job, which went to wide receivers coach Mike Groh. Staley will be a major part of the Eagles’ offensive game-planning, especially the running game. Coach Doug Pederson will call plays for the Eagles.

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Staley, 42, has been part of the Eagles’ coaching staff since 2011. He’s coached the running backs since 2013. Before he became a coach, he played for the Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. His 4,807 rushing yards with the Eagles ranks fifth in franchise history.

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Head trainer Chris Peduzzi stepped down from his role. Peduzzi has been the head trainer since 2013 and part of the organization for 19 years.