An update on the Philadelphia Eagles’ search for a head coach

What's new: The Eagles pulled yet another surprise Monday in their search to find their next head coach.

In addition to holding a previously scheduled meeting with Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, they also revealed via text message that they met with former Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt on Monday.

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Whisenhunt, 50, was fired by the Cardinals on Dec. 31 after six seasons. He led them to their only Super Bowl appearance in the 2008 season, when they beat the Eagles in the NFC championship game.

Gruden, the brother of ESPN analyst and former NFL coach Jon Gruden, has earned a lot of credit the last two seasons for the development of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green.

What's already happened: The team has interviewed 11 candidates since firing coach Andy Reid on Dec. 31. The list includes four former head coaches: Brian Billick (Baltimore), Mike Nolan (San Francisco), Lovie Smith (Chicago) and Whisenhunt.

What's next: The Eagles confirmed Monday night that they will be holding a second interview with Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley today. They initially spoke to Bradley on Saturday, the day before the Seahawks suffered a 30-28 loss at Atlanta in an NFC divisional round playoff game. They will not interview Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians today.

David Weinberg

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