Eagles close in on Jim Washburn to coach D-line

It was somewhat surprising to see Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid fire two assistants after the end of the season.

What’s not surprising is that Reid is moving in on some of the finest coaches in the league. While it remains to be seen who will be tabbed to replace Sean McDermott as the defensive coordinator, the Eagles are talking to Tennessee Titans defensive line coach Jim Washburn.

According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, “a deal appears imminent.” Washburn is considered one of the finest line coaches in the league. He’s worked under Jeff Fisher in Tennessee for the last 12 seasons, and per the report he could be seeking more stability.

The Eagles could certainly watch the work Washburn did with Jason Babin this past season. Released by the Eagles, Babin had 12

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