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Report: Eagles expected to hire Mike Groh as wide receivers coach

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The team brings in a new coach right before the Senior Bowl.

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According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Caplan, the Eagles are expected to hire Mike Groh as the team’s new wide receivers coach.

Groh, 45, spent three years with the Bears, from 2013-15, as the team’s wide receivers coach before taking the same position with the Rams this past season.

The Eagles, of course, fired Greg Lewis after just one season as the team’s wide receivers coach. The Birds’ wideouts were one of the worst groups in the NFL in 2016; only one other team, the Cleveland Browns, had just one wide receiver with 400 receiving yards. The Eagles’ leading receiver this past season was tight end Zach Ertz.

Groh will inherit a roster with Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Dorial Green-Beckham, Paul Turner, Bryce Treggs all members of the roster after spending time on the 53-man roster last year. Whether they’ll all return in 2017 is yet to be seen.

The Eagles also have wide receivers Rasheed Bailey, Marcus Johnson, David Watford, and Dom Williams on the roster, all of whom have been signed to reserve/future contracts.