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Rams request permission to interview Pat Shurmur for offensive coordinator job

For real.

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The Los Angeles Rams (reminder, no longer the St. Louis Rams) have requested to interview Pat Shurmur for their offensive coordinator vacancy, according to a report from NFL insider Jason La Canfora.

Shurmur's current status with the Philadelphia Eagles is up in the air. He served as the team's interim head coach after Chip Kelly got fired. He then received an interview for Philadelphia's head coaching job but ultimately lost out to Doug Pederson. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Pederson said Shurmur is in the mix for a spot on his coaching staff but did not expand beyond that.

The Eagles are reportedly expected to hire former San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich for the same position in Philadelphia. If that's the case, Shurmur would essentially have to accept a demotion in order to stay with the Eagles. Note that Shurmur was Kelly's offensive coordinator from 2013 through 2015.

Shurmur has familiarity with the Rams organization. He was the offensive coordinator in St. Louis during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Shurmur also has experiencing former Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who is now merely the backup to Case Keenum.

With Shurmur potentially going to L.A., one can only wonder if he'd try to lure Bradford back to the Rams. Wouldn't that be something?

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