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Rams hire Jeff Garcia to help coach Nick Foles

The former Eagles quarterback is back in the NFL.

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According to a report from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Rams are adding a former Philadelphia Eagles player to their coaching staff: Jeff Garcia.

The 45-year-old originally interviewed for the Rams quarterback coach job back in February, but St. Louis hired fellow former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke at that position instead. The Rams are now adding Garcia to the staff as an offensive assistant.

It would seem part of Garcia's coaching duties will involve working with former Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. Philadelphia traded Foles away to acquire Sam Bradford earlier this offseason.

Garcia expressed interest in being hired as Philadelphia's quarterback coach earlier this offseason. The Eagles had a vacancy after Bill Musgrave was hired away by the Oakland Raiders to be their new offensive coordinator. Instead of hiring Garcia, the Eagles opted to bring in former Boston College offensive coordinator Ryan Day as their new quarterback coach.

Garcia joined the Eagles back in 2006 as a backup to franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb. After McNabb suffered a season-ending injury, Garcia helped the Eagles win a playoff game over the New York Giants before losing to the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round. Garcia left Philadelphia to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2007.

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