According to a report from Yahoo! senior NFL reporter Charles Robinson, the Eagles have fired wide receivers coach Greg Lewis.
I'm told the #Eagles have fired wide receivers coach Greg Lewis. Apparently that's who is getting the blame for the WR woes this year.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) January 9, 2017
Lewis was hired less than one year ago, on January 20, as part of Doug Pederson’s inaugural coaching staff.
The Eagles notoriously had one of the worst wide receiving corps in the league this season. Only two teams had just one receiver with at least 400 receiving yards this season: the Eagles, and the lowly Browns.
The team’s leader in receiving yards was not a wide receiver, but tight end Zach Ertz. Jordan Matthews led the team in receiving yards with 804 yards. Combined, the team finished the year with 1,839 yards from six different receivers, or just 48.6% of Carson Wentz’s passing yards this season.
With Wentz entering his first full offseason as the franchise’s starting quarterback, and the Eagles likely interested in adding wide receiver talent both through free agency and the draft, this move would seem to signify the desire to start fresh in terms of coaching that position.