According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, and then subsequently reported by ESPN’s Mike Rodak and ESPN’s Tim McManus, Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal is interviewing with the Eagles today for the team’s open wide receivers coach position.
Bills WRs coach Sanjay Lal is interviewing today in Philadelphia for Eagles' WRs coach job, sources tell @caplannfl.— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) January 11, 2017
Yesterday morning, Caplan reported that the Eagles had “strong interest” in Lal, who has been a wide receivers coach in the NFL for seven years.
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.
Lal is still technically the Bills’ wide receivers coach, but after the Bills fired Rex Ryan, it seems Lal could be interested in a change of scenery.
The Bills are reportedly set to hire Panthers defensive coordinator and former Eagles coach Sean McDermott as their new head coach.
The Eagles, of course, fired former wide receivers coach Greg Lewis on Monday after a dismal year for the team’s wideouts, and are looking to fill that vacancy.
We’ll keep you updated on the position coaching search as it continues and more information becomes available.