Eagles Promote Phillip Daniels to DL Coach
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles have stayed in-house for a second time on their coaching staff, promoting Phillip Daniels, Chris Wilson's former assistant, to full-time defensive line coach.
An NFL source told 973espn.com the promotion was coming after Philadelphia replaced Gunter Brewer as wide receivers coach by promoting his former assistant Carson Walch. Daniels, who spent 15 years in the NFL as a player with Seattle, Chicago, and Washington, himself confirmed the move by tweeting out some congratulatory messages.
Daniels was known for his football IQ on the field and was quickly hired by the Redskins as director of player development after his playing career ended and started his coaching career when Doug Pederson arrived in Philadelphia as Wilson's assistant helping with the defensive line.
Three coaches from the 2018 staff —- Wilson, Brewer, and assistant offensive coach Eugene Chung —- will not be back for the 2019 season.
As well as the promotions for Daniels and Walch, Roy Istvan was tabbed to help Jeff Stoutland on the offensive line while former training camp jack-of-all-trades G.J. Kinne has been added as an offensive assistant. On defense, former Dolphins defensive coordinator and longtime Jim Schwartz acolyte Matt Burke has been hired in an advisory role.
Also, Joe Pannunzio, most recently the running backs coach at Alabama, will be returning to Philadelphia in an undefined role. Pannunzio also spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons with the Eagles in their front office as director of personnel operations.
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