Birds talk to Hoke about DC job
Hoke, 56, has worked with several accomplished defensive coaches including Lovie Smith with the Bears, Dom Capers with the Houston Texans and even Bob Stoops at Florida.
There was no immediate confirmation that Andy Reid, who turns 53 next month, was in on this phase of the interview process.
The Eagles fired defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, 36, a couple of days after being eliminated from the playoffs.
They discussed the vacancy with Dick Jauron, 60, Dennis Allen, 38, and Jim Mora, Jr., 49, who all went in other directions. Jauron took the defensive coordinator job with the Cleveland Browns, Allen the coordinator post with the Denver Broncos. McDermott landed with the Carolina Panthers.
The Eagles likely will speak to coaching candidates from the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers after Super Bowl XLV.