The Philadelphia Eagles don’t have a defensive coordinator yet, but they do have a defensive line coach: Jim Washburn.
The Eagles announced today that they have hired Washburn, who previously held the same position with the Titans. Jeff Fisher had said he was hoping to keep Washburn in Tennessee, which suggests that Washburn got a better offer from the Eagles than the Titans were willing to make.
Washburn had a great relationship with Albert Haynesworth in Tennessee, and the speculation has already begun that the Eagles might be interested in Haynesworth if the Redskins cut him loose.
Washburn had been on Fisher’s staff since 1999. He had previously served as a college and NFL Europe assistant coach.