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Eagles hire Broncos defensive backs coach Cory Undlin

The Eagles are taking advantage of the house cleaning in Denver.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Klis of The Denver Post dropped an interesting nugget in an article about the new Denver Broncos coaching staff. According to Klis, Broncos backs coach Cory Undlin is expected to take the same position with the Philadelphia Eagles.

This report is a little awkward because as of this posting the Eagles already have a defensive backs coach: John Lovett. Given the way Philadelphia's defensive backs have struggled the past two years, however, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Eagles decided to move on. The Eagles already parted ways with assistant defensive backs coach Todd Lyght, who left to join Vanderbilt's staff. Howard Eskin vaguely hinted at Eagles defensive coaching staff changes earlier in the month, so this shouldn't come as a total surprise.

Undlin became available when the Broncos fired former head coach John Fox last week. The 43-year-old Minnesota native has been coaching in the NFL since 2004. He got his start as a defensive coaching assistant with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots before moving on to jobs with the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, and most recently the Broncos.

Undlin served as Denver's defensive backs coach starting in 2013. During that time, he's worked with the likes of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Champ Bailey, Chris Harris Jr., Bradley Roby, Aqib Talib, and Rahim Moore (who will be a free agent this offseason).

(H/t to @DaveSearles on the find.)


UPDATE: Eagles officially announce changes. Read here for more details.

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