Eagles en route to Arizona to continue interviews
Friday, January 4, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles' front-office brass left for Arizona on Saturday to continue interviews for the team's coaching vacancy.
"The Eagles are committed to finding the right fit for head coach and are heading to Arizona now to kick off a week of interviews with a variety of candidates including Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley," the team said in a statement.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly wasn't on that list, though reports say he'll meet with the Eagles on Saturday afternoon. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday that Kelly is nearing a deal with the Cleveland Browns. Kelly also interviewed with the Buffalo Bills on Friday.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and president Don Smolenski are conducting the search to replace Andy Reid, who was fired after 14 seasons in Philadelphia.