Johnnie Lynn hired as cornerbacks coach for Eagles

Nearly a month after their season ended in a first-round exit from the playoffs in the wild-card round, the Philadelphia Eagles have completed rebuilding Andy Reid’s coaching staff.

The Eagles hired veteran Johnnie Lynn to coach cornerbacks and work in tandem in the secondary with Michael Zordich, who was named the safeties coach on Monday. The National Football Post reported Monday that Lynn’s name was floating in league circles as a possibility with the Eagles.

The team promoted David Culley to senior offensive assistant/wide receivers and quarterbacks coach James Urban was promoted to assistant offensive coordinator with Doug Pederson being named quarterbacks coach. Former Eagles running back Duce Staley was hired as the quality control coach for special teams and Bobby April Jr., the son of the special teams coordinator, was named as a defensive quality control coach.

It’s been a busy offseason for Reid, who has revamped his entire defensive coaching staff. The Eagles surprised a lot of onlookers by winning the NFC East this season. There are going to be big expectations for this team in 2011 and to make marked improvement, Philadelphia is going to have to be better on that side of the ball.

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