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Chris Grier, Ed Marynowitz favored in Eagles GM search; Chris Polian still a serious candidate

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Another Eagles GM update.

(photo via Dolphins media guide)

The latest update on the Philadelphia Eagles "general manager" search comes from CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher. Mosher has quite a few updates, so buckle up.

First, Mosher reports that there are two leading candidates for the job:

"Based on several conversations that took place last week in Mobile, Ala., at the Senior Bowl, industry sources believe Eagles executive Ed Marynowitz and Dolphins scout Chris Grier are the leading candidates to be coach Kelly’s personnel chief."

Marynowitz currently serves as the Eagles' assistant director of player personnel. His name was the first to be mentioned in the Eagles' GM search. As of last week, however, Marynowitz told reporters he hasn't interviewed and doesn't expect to receive one.

As for Grier, the Dolphins' director of college scouting was first rumored as an Eagles target earlier in the month. Les Bowen of the Daily News also recently noted that Grier is in contention for the job. Mosher reports that Grier is scheduled to have another interview with Chip Kelly.

So what about Chris Polian, then? Well, according to Mosher, the Eagles never gave him a second interview despite a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday that indicated otherwise. Mosher still notes, however, that Polian is viewed as a serious candidate for the Eagles' vacancy. One report on Sunday night indicated that "all signs point" to Polian landing the job.

When it comes to Seahawks executive Scott Fitterer, Mosher notes there are no indications he has interviewed for the job. He did suggest that Kelly could wait until after the Super Bowl is over to interview him.

Grier might be the best option for the Eagles at this point. Unlike the 30-year-old Marynowitz, he has 20 years of NFL experience. Grier drew consideration for the New York Jets' general manager vacancy this offseason. Grier also doesn't carry the negative track record that Polian does from his failures with the Colts.

The Eagles' GM search has seemed to intensify lately but there's still hardly a good indication of who they will hire. For now, these are the names to keep an eye on. Stay tuned for more updates.