Eagles to Interview Jay Gruden, Doug Marrone
A source close to the situation told the Philadelphia Daily News that Eagles officials will interview Syracuse coach Doug Marrone in Arizona this weekend. In addition to Marrone, a league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Eagles are expected to request permission from Bengals on Monday to interview Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their head coach vacancy.
It will be a busy week for the Eagles as they are already scheduled to talk to Seahawks defensvie coordinator Gus Bradley, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and now you can add Gruden, Marrone and possibly Oregon's Chip Kelly. Meawhile, the Eagles have already interviewed Falcons denfiesive coordinator Mike Nolan and Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong this week, neither is expected to be a serious contender for Philly's head-coaching vacancy.
Various reports say Kelly remains close to a deal with the Browns, but it is interesting that he is going through with other interviews - including the Eagles today.
That the Eagles are planning to seek permission from the Bengals on Monday suggests that they don’t anticipate having their coaching search wrapped up this weekend — or maybe it just means there is a secret candidate that still hasn't emerged.