Reports: Eagles will hire Schwartz as DC


The Eagles will hire Jim Schwartz as their defensive coordinator, Sports Illustrated‘s Don Banks reported Tuesday.

Schwartz met with new Eagles coach Doug Pederson Tuesday morning. He also recently interviewed with the Jaguars.

Banks reported that a deal between the Eagles and Schwartz is not yet signed but an agreement is in place.

Schwartz, 49, was the Lions head coach from 2009-13 and was the Bills defensive coordinator in 2014. He was not retained after Doug Marrone bailed on the Bills and Rex Ryan took over and didn’t work in the NFL last season.

Schwartz was also previously the defensive coordinator for the Titans from 2001-08.