Sunday, January 3, 2016

Pederson, other coaching candidates emerge

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Doug Pederson, who introduced Donovan McNabb to the NFL, is on the list of candidates the Eagles plan to interview for their head coaching job, per a source.

Pederson is offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs. Head coach Andy Reid, not Pederson, calls the Chiefs plays.

Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley was the first to interview for the head coaching opening in the wake of the firing of Chip Kelly.

Pederson, 47, quarterbacked the Eagles in 1999, the year they took McNabb off the board with the second overall pick.

McNabb took over the starting job before the end of the year and Pederson was released the following training camp.

The Eagles also plan to interview, per sources Hue Jackson, offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, Dirk Katter, offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

The Eagles spoke with Koetter about the head coaching job they gave to Kelly, who was fired Tuesday with two years left on a five-year $32.5 million contract.

The list of coaching candidates could grow Monday when other teams decide to go in another direction from their coaching staffs.

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