Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy surfaced Wednesday as a candidate to become the Philadelphia Eagles’ next head coach.
CBSSportsline.com, NFL.com and ESPN.com reported that the Eagles are scheduled to meet with McCoy in Denver this week. Because the Broncos have a bye this week in the playoffs, McCoy is allowed to talk to other teams.
The Eagles are also hoping to interview Atlanta special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter removed himself from consideration Wednesday by signing a contract extension to stay in Atlanta.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly, Penn State coach Bill O’Brien and Syracuse coach Doug Marrone also are considered contenders. San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, a Ventnor native and Holy Spirit High School graduate, also would be a possibility, along with Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.
Recently fired Eagles coach Andy Reid could have a new job by the end of the week. He was scheduled to meet with officials from Kansas City about their head coach opening in Philadelphia on Wednesday before flying to Arizona to talk to the Cardinals about their vacancy. Reid is considered the heavy favorite to be the Cardinals' new coach.
Coincidentally, the Eagles play host to both the Chiefs and Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field next season.
Extra points: The Eagles signed defensive end Everette Brown and cornerback Trevard Lindley to two-year contracts Wednesday. Brown, a second-round draft pick with Carolina in 2009, has played in 31 career games with the Panthers (2009-10) and San Diego (2011) with 49 tackles, six sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception. He was out of the league this season after getting cut by Detroit in the preseason.
Lindley, the Eagles fourth-round pick in 2010, is in his third stint with the team. He played in 11 games as a rookie in 2010, re-signed with the Eagles before this season after getting cut in 2011, then was released again at the end of this preseason.
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