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Report: Eagles add Jets defensive backs coach to Nick Sirianni’s staff

Another new face.

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The Philadelphia Eagles are hiring New York Jets passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson to Nick Sirianni’s staff, according to a report from ESPN’s Rich Cimini.

It’s unclear if Wilson will retain the “(defensive) passing game coordinator” title but he will be coaching the Eagles’ secondary.

Wilson, 38, played cornerback and safety at Maryland before signing with the Washington Football Team as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2004. Four years later, he joined the Chicago Bears as a pro scout for four seasons. Then Wilson began his coaching career in 2012. An overview:

2012-2014 — St. Louis Rams defensive quality control coach

2015-2016 — St.Louis/Los Angeles Rams defensive backs coach

2017-2018 — New York Jets defensive backs coach

2019-2020 — New York Jets passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach

Wilson has notably worked with defensive backs like Rodney McLeod (!), Janoris Jenkins, Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye, and Lamarcus Joyner.

Wilson’s addition likely signals an exit for Eagles defensive backs coach Marquand Manuel, who only joined Philadelphia’s staff last year. The Eagles have already reportedly moved on from safeties coach Tim Hauck.

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