Eagles interview Jon Hoke for defensive coordinator job

The prevailing thought has been the Philadelphia Eagles are waiting to talk to assistant coaches working for the Super Bowl teams before hiring a defensive coordinator.

The Eagles looked in a different direction today when they interviewed Jon Hoke, the defensive backs coach for the Chicago Bears, for the position.

Philadelphia likely still has interest in speaking to an assistant or two with the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, but Hoke is now in the picture. The news was first reported by Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com.

Hoke has been with the Bears for the past two seasons after spending the previous seven coaching the secondary for the Houston Texans. He has experience as a defensive coordinator at the college ranks, running that side of the ball for Steve Spurrier at Florida.

While Hoke and Eagles coach Andy Reid have not worked together previously, both have worked at the University of Missouri previously.

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