The Eagles have a vacancy at the position since the Detroit Lions hired Cory Undlin away as their new defensive coordinator last week.
Walker, who turns 60 in December, briefly played in the CFL and the USFL before starting his coaching career in 1988. He’s since spent 22 seasons coaching defensive backs at both collegiate and NFL levels. Walker also spent five total years as a college defensive coordinator in addition to serving as New Mexico State’s head coach for four seasons. In other words, he has plenty of coaching experience.
Walker’s more recent work includes being the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive backs coach from 2013 through 2016. He oversaw Jalen Ramsey’s rookie season before being dismissed when Doug Marrone was hired in 2017. Walker immediately landed on his feet in Cleveland. Browns first-round pick Denzel Ward made the Pro Bowl as a rookie under Walker’s tutelage in 2018.
There’s a report that Walker is “under consideration” to remain on new Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski’s staff but maybe the veteran assistant will be joining the Eagles instead.
It’s probably worth noting that Walker and Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry overlapped in Cleveland from January 2017 through January 2019.
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