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Eagles Fire Defensive Line Coach Rory Segrest

Rory Segrest was at first hired by the Eagles as their special teams coordinator. After he struggled in that position, they decided to re-assign him to the defense where he was made defensive line coach. After he struggled there, they re-assigned him right out of the building. CSNPhilly is reporting that the Eagles have fired Segrest just a day after relieving Sean McDermott of his duties.

The minute McDermott was let go, the job security of anyone on the defensive staff could be described as tenuous at best. You don’t get to be the worst red zone defense in 20 years without ineptitude at all levels… So if the team was going to let go the leader of the defensive coaches, it was a good bet they’d clean house with his staff as well.

There’s no word yet on whether the team plans to keep linebackers coach Bill Shuey, but they’ve given secondary coach Dick Jauron permission to interview with the Cleveland Browns for their vacant defensive coordinator position. Jauron is also being considered as a candidate for the same position in Philadelphia. It’s certainly possible that whether the rest of the staff keeps their jobs will be a decision for the new defensive coordinator.