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Philadelphia Eagles to retain Pat Shurmur after Raiders, Bills make head coaching hires?

It seems like Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur won't be leaving Philadelphia this offseason.

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By process of elimination (no inside information here), it's looking like the Eagles will be holding on to Pat Shurmur for at least another year. The head coaching vacancies that Philadelphia's offensive coordinator interviewed for are now both filled.

The Oakland Raiders were the first team rumored to be interested in the Eagles' assistant. Shurmur interviewed with Oakland earlier in the month. There was even word that he might be a serious contender for the job. It turns out that wasn't the case. The Raiders have hired Denver Broncos defensive coordinator and former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio to be the new face of their franchise.

The other potential landing spot for Shurmur was up north. Buffalo interviewed Shurmur earlier in the month. The Bills opted to hire former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan this past weekend, however.

As of this post, the only other head coaching vacancies in the NFL include: the San Francisco 49ers, the Chicago Bears, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Denver Broncos. Shurmur's name hasn't been mentioned in any of those searches, or at least not yet.

It never seemed like Shurmur leaving Philadelphia was a likely outcome this offseason. His head coaching stint with the Cleveland Browns was rather unimpressive. Shurmur's work with Chip Kelly has made him a popular target to interview but it's clear Kelly is the one responsible for most of the Eagles' success.