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Eagles interview Chris Polian for GM job, again

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It looks like there may be a front-runner in the Eagles GM search.

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According to a report from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles recently interviewed Jaguars director of pro scouting Chris Polian for Philadelphia's GM job. This is the second time within the month that Polian has interviewed for the position. McLane notes that Polian is emerging as a "serious candidate" for the vacancy.

McLane's report confirms what ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan originally reported in an appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic on Friday evening. Caplan noted that Polian is the current favorite to land the job.

"Well, there’s a lot of conjecture in what might happen here. I think Chris Polian has got a real shot. He’s the pro personnel executive with the Jaguars. Now Polian, he’s the most qualified of all the people they’ve spoken with because he’s a former general manager, he’s been a vice president of the [Indianapolis] Colts. So he’s got more experience than any of these people that are interviewing.

I think, my sense is, talked to people down at the Senior Bowl is that [Polian] probably has got the best shot. But nothing’s done. Nothing is done here.
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As noted on Saturday, Polian is far from the most attractive for Philadelphia. While it's true that Polian does have experience with the Colts, he and his father, team president Bill Polian, were fired by Jim Irsay after the team went 2-14 in 2011. The younger Polian then joined the Jaguars in 2013. He doesn't exactly have an overwhelming track record, and that's putting it nicely.

The Eagles have been searching for a new "GM" ever since the Eagles changed their power structure early in the month. The new GM will work with head coach Chip Kelly, who is now in charge of Philadelphia's player personnel department.

Here's more information on how the Eagles GM search has progressed thus far.