The Philadelphia Eagles are expanding their search to find Andy Reid’s successor.
The team announced Friday that it has received permission to interview Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.
The Colts and Seahawks are both playing in wild-card round playoff games this weekend, but the Eagles do not have to wait until their seasons end to interview them.
The Eagles already have talked with Atlanta special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Additionally, they are set to interview Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Sunday — the Broncos have a bye this weekend — and are among the teams interested in University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly.
Arians, 60, is in his first season with the Colts after five years as Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator.
The former Temple University head coach — he led the Owls from 1983-88 — also went 9-3 as the Colts’ interim head coach this season while Chuck Pagano battled leukemia.
Arians also received a lot of credit for helping to develop rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, who is enjoying an outstanding season. Arians also was the Colts’ quarterbacks coach in 1998, when they drafted Peyton Manning.
Arians has been coaching for more than 30 years, including NFL jobs with Kansas City, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Cleveland and Pittsburgh before rejoining the Colts.
Bradley, 46, is in his fourth season as the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator. He was originally hired by Jim Mora and kept the job after Pete Carroll took over for the 2010 season.
Bradley presides over a Seahawks defense that allowed a league-low 15.3 points per game during the regular season and ranked fourth by allowing 306.2 yards per game. Cornerback Richard Sherman tied for second in the NFL during the regular season with eight interceptions. Former Eagles defensive end Chris Clemons led the team with 111/2 sacks.
Bradley spent the previous three seasons with Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers’ defensive quality control coach (2006) and linebackers coach (2007-08) under then-defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman, a native of Ventnor and a Holy Spirit High School graduate, also is considered a candidate to land a NFL head-coaching job.
Extra point: The Eagles signed free-agent cornerback Chris Hawkins on Friday. Hawkins last played in the NFL with Tennessee in 2011. He appeared in nine games for the Titans that season and ranked third on the team with eight special-teams tackles and had 11 tackles on defense. He was out of the league this season after getting cut by the Titans at the end of the preseason.
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