Eagles get permission to interview Bengals' Gruden

The SportsXchange

On the same day that former head coach Andy Reid was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs, the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday received permission to interview Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden as a possible replacement to succeed Reid.

Gruden, Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians are all expected to be interviewed this week by the Eagles, who have already interviewed five other candidates to replace the fired Andy Reid. Reid was hired Monday as the new head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Eagles have already interviewed Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Atlanta assistants Keith Armstrong and Mike Nolan and college coaches Chip Kelly (Oregon) and Bill O'Brien (Penn State). Kelly and O'Brien subsequently pulled out of further consideration.

Gruden was previously an assistant coach on his brother Jon's staff at Tampa Bay from 2002-08. He also coached in the Arena Football League, winning the championship twice. He just completed his second season with the Bengals.

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