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Tra Thomas officially joins Eagles staff as offensive assistant

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Tra Thomas is now officially a full-time assistant coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Thomas, who played 11 seasons for the Eagles, had already been serving as a coaching intern for the Eagles. According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly,com, the Eagles have officially made Thomas an offensive assistant on Chip Kelly’s staff.

Thomas has been mainly serving an assistant working with the offensive line for Philadelphia throughout training camp. He now joins the Eagles’ expansive coaching staff that now includes 25 members with the addition of Thomas.

Thomas was selected by the Eagles with the 11th overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. He played the first 11 years of his career in Philadelphia before stops in Jacksonville and San Diego. He was a three-time Pro Bowler and named a first-team All-Pro in 2002.

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10 Responses to “Tra Thomas officially joins Eagles staff as offensive assistant”
  1. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 22, 2013 12:28 AM

    More like Trill Thomas.

  2. s0merand0mguy says: Aug 22, 2013 12:30 AM


    What else is there to say?

  3. somekat says: Aug 22, 2013 12:42 AM

    Solid guy, and all of the O-Lineman have been raving about him in training camp. What other advantages can you give Lane Johnson besides having a all-pro on the other end (Peters), and 2 very solid vets (Herremans, Mathis) to learn from? Get a recently retired multi time pro-bowler who was one of the best of his generation to teach him technique (probably the only thing lacking with Lane Johnson right now)

    Great decision to make him a full time tutor IMO. Maybe O-Line coach a few years down the road

  4. reasonablemindsays says: Aug 22, 2013 1:29 AM

    him and jon runyan laid the foundations for the eagles offense that dominated the nfc east in the early 2000s

    welcome back tra!

  5. wallstreetfootball says: Aug 22, 2013 2:04 AM

    Good to see that Kelly made Thomas work before giving him the job, too often are ex players given positions (see 90% of all studio analysts) they are ill prepared for because of their past career in the league.

  6. aaronmushrush says: Aug 22, 2013 2:59 AM

    William* Thomas is a great addition to an already outstanding o- line

  7. pissondallas7 says: Aug 22, 2013 7:52 AM

    TRA was such a beast ,hope he brings some of that nasty he had to these young bucks

  8. gallaghedj311 says: Aug 22, 2013 7:57 AM

    Awesome. Welcome home Tra.

  9. mtyson227 says: Aug 22, 2013 9:25 AM

    Good to see. Tra Thomas is a class act and hopefully he can help keep this now healthy O-line in good working order.

  10. myditkainyourbutkis says: Aug 22, 2013 10:41 AM

    Great move, I was thinking that our O-Line did not have enough false starts last year.

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