Report: Eagles want to hire Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator

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The Eagles were reportedly hot on the trail of Ben McAdoo before the Giants hired him as their new head coach and they spoke to McAdoo’s predecessor Tom Coughlin before ultimately deciding to hire Doug Pederson.

Their interest in all things 2015 Giants may not be over, however. Les Bowen and Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News report that the Eagles are interested in hiring Steve Spagnuolo as their defensive coordinator.

Spagnuolo and Pederson were both assistants under Andy Reid with the Eagles, although they didn’t work for the team at the same time. Spagnuolo moved on to his first stint with as the Giants defensive coordinator in 2007 and promptly won a Super Bowl ring that helped propel him to a three-year run as the head coach of the Rams.

His return to the Giants in 2015 didn’t go nearly as well, although the Giants reportedly want to bring him back and can block Spagnuolo from moving to any other team for a coordinator job.