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Vikings hire former Eagles coach Pat Shurmur, report says

The former Eagles coach has a new home.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Former Eagles offensive coordinator and interim head coach Pat Shurmur has landed with a new team. Shurmur will be joining the Minnesota Vikings, according to a report from NFL insider Jay Glazer. The St. Louis Rams were also reportedly interested in Shurmur.

It's unclear what role Shurmur will serve with the Vikings. Minnesota has a vacancy at running backs coach, so perhaps he'll fit in there. It's worth noting Shurmur has never been a running back coach before, however.

The Eagles released Shurmur from his contract earlier this week. New head coach Doug Pederson said he was considering a role for Shurmur on his staff, but apparently it didn't work out.

Shurmur served as Philadelphia's offensive coordinator ever since Chip Kelly was hired in 2013. He accepted the position of interim head coach after Kelly was fired. Shurmur interviewed for the Eagles head coaching job but the team decided to hire Pederson instead.

With Shurmur gone, the newly hired Frank Reich will serve as the Eagles' offensive coordinator.

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