New York Giants LBs Coach Jim Herrmann Won't Be Eagles Defensive Coordinator

Bryn Swartz@eaglescentralSenior Writer IIIJanuary 22, 2013

New York Giants linebackers coach Jim Herrmann will not be joining the Philadelphia Eagles as the team's defensive coordinator. Philly.com reported that Herrmann has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Eagles' job. 

Herrmann had interviewed with the Eagles on Saturday.

The 52-year-old had served as the linebackers coach for the New York Giants from 2009 to 2012. He held the same position for the New York Jets from 2006 to 2008. 

In seven years in the NFL, his teams recorded five winning seasons, two postseason appearances and a Super Bowl title. 

The Eagles will continue their search for a defensive coordinator. New head coach Chip Kelly said that he is looking for a coach with significant defensive experience. 

The Eagles have also been linked to Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who coached in the NFL for 11 seasons, including three as a defensive coordinator, and Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

The Eagles recently hired Jerry Azzinaro as their defensive line coach. Bill McGovern, previously the defensive coordinator at Boston College, will coach the linebackers. 

The Eagles had reached out to former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton for their opening, but instead he took a coordinator position with the Cleveland Browns

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