Coaching exodus continues
The Eagles wanted to retain the 60-year-old Jauron, according to the NFL Network report breaking the news, although it was unclear if it was to fill their opening at defensive coordinator.
The Philly coaching turnover began when Sean McDermott, who coordinated the defense the past two years, was axed suddenly last week after head coach Andy Reid said he would be retained for 2011. Soon after defensive line coach Rory Segrest was sent packing, the Eagles replacing him with Jim Washburn, formerly of the Tennessee Titans.
The instability couldn’t have made Jim Mora Jr. feel comfortable throwing himself into the thick of the race for coordinator.
Jauron’s exit, added to the termination of McDermott, further exacerbates the perception of an intrusive front office.
With Jauron out of the picture the Eagles have targeted 38-year-old New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Dennis Allen for defensive coordinator. Allen will interview with head coach Andy Reid and Eagles brass this weekend.
However the Denver Broncos also are in the hunt for Allen, having met with him Thursday and Friday.