The Latest on the Philadelphia Eagles Coaching Search, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistJanuary 9, 2013

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 23: Head Coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears watches pregame against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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It seemss as though you can cross Jay Gruden's name off of the list of potential Philadelphia Eagles head coaches.

Gruden has said that he'll be staying in Cincinnati to coach the Bengals offense under Marvin Lewis next season, according to CSN Philly's Reuben Frank. 

But with another offensive-minded candidate now scratched off the list, the Eagles might be prepared to start looking at candidates with defensive backgrounds instead. 

Enter Lovie Smith, who will interview with the team on Thursday, according to CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher. Smith immediately becomes the most accomplished and experienced candidate that the Eagles have been rumored to be interested in so far. 

Speaking of experience, Bill Cowher's name has popped up now that the former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach has said that he'd be down with returning to the sideline. 

Although there have been no reports directly linking Cowher to the Eagles, something tells me that this search won't be concluding anytime soon.


Now, on to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...


Dallas Cowboys

Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News suggests that Rob Ryan's ego made him a poor fit in Dallas.'s Todd Archer thinks the Cowboys have to act fast in their search for a new defensive coordinator.


New York Giants

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Another Giants personnel executive is up for a general manager job elsewhere's John Clayton reports that the Giants are currently $4.7 million over the projected 2013 salary cap.


Philadelphia Eagles

Bleacher Report's Bryn Swartz makes a case for why Gus Bradley should be the next head coach in Philly.

From Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Eagles also signed two wide receivers off the street yesterday.


Washington Redskins

A report from the Washington Post is less optimistic than Chris Mortensen's source was regarding RG3's recovery time. Based on what we've seen and heard, this thing could be as quick as six months or as long as 12 months. 

From USA Today's Jim Corbett: Griffin's dad says his son's ACL was still partially intact. Hey, that's good news!