According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Caplan (boy, we’re sure spending a lot of time writing about him recently, aren’t we?), the Eagles have “strong interest” in the Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach, Sanjay Lal.
Lal has been in the league since 2007, when he began as a quality control coach with the Raiders. He worked as Oakland’s wide receivers coach from 2009 to 2011, before heading to the Jets as their wide receivers coach from 2012 to 2014. He’s been with the Bills as the team’s wide receivers coach since 2015.
The Eagles, of course, fired former wide receivers coach Greg Lewis on Monday after a dismal year for the team’s wideouts.
A little later on Monday afternoon, Caplan tweeted that the Eagles, after firing a first-time WR coach in Lewis and not being satisfied with the results, would be looking for an experienced WR coach this time around.
They will hire a wrs coach with significant experience... https://t.co/DBJcnoOPZ3— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 9, 2017
Lal has worked with Sammy Watkins in Buffalo; last year, Watkins caught 60 passes for 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns.
His Jets teams never had a 1,000-yard receiver, likely because of a true lack of talent at the position during his time there.
In his third year in Oakland, in 2011, Lal was able to extract 975 receiving yards from Darius Heyward-Bey on a Raiders team that went 8-8 and had three different starting quarterbacks.