Despite an earlier report from BGN's Radio John Barchard, it appears Arkansas Razorbacks defensive line coach Rory Segrest will NOT be joining the Philadelphia Eagles at the same position. Segrest tweeted the following message:
Despite the rumors & speculation, I'm committed to being with @RazorbackFB and coaching a great & #Uncommon group of young men. #Front4orce— Rory Segrest (@CoachSegrest) January 24, 2016
This is odd because Barchard talked to Segrest himself to get confirmation. And it's not like he was the only one saying it, either. ESPN NFL insider Adam Caplan suggested it on his own in an appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic on Friday evening:
"And it’s going to be important, when you look at the D-line coach, who is going to be … drumroll, do we have a drumroll? … most likely it’s going to be Rory Segrest. […] It’s expected to be. I don’t know that he’s signed his contract yet. From what I’ve heard for the last four or fives days, it’s probably going to be Rory Segrest."
Even Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice seemed to hint at it before Barchard reported it. Perhaps Segrest and/or the Eagles had a change of heart.
In any case, it sounds like Segrest isn't going to be the guy. That's probably best for the Eagles. Segrest struggled in his first run with the team and ultimately got fired.
Defensive line coach is really the only position yet to be filled on Doug Pederson's staff. Outside of Segrest, there have been no rumored candidates. Former Eagles defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro is joining Chip Kelly in San Francisco.