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The Eagles are adding to their coaching staff in both size and skill

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The Philadelphia Eagles have named Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator, and are also bringing in new defensive assistants.

The Eagles are reportedly adding former Seattle Seahawks DC Clint Hurtt to Nick Sirianni’s staff as a defensive line coach, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero.

They are also expected to hire former Seahawks senior defensive assistant and defensive passing game coordinator Karl Scott in some capacity. Pelissero says Scott will coach Eagles defensive backs while Aaron Wilson reports Scott will have a “senior defensive role.”

Here is a closer look at each of these new hires.

CLINT HURTT

Hurtt, 45, played on the defensive line in college before getting into coaching. Here’s a snapshot of his experience:

  • 2003-2004 — Miami graduate assistant
  • 2005 — FIU defensive line coach
  • 2006-2009 — Miami defensive line coach
  • 2010-2013 — Louisville defensive line coach
  • 2014 — Chicago Bears assistant defensive line coach
  • 2015-2016 — Chicago Bears outside linebackers coach
  • 2017-2021 — Seattle Seahawks assistant head coach/defensive line coach
  • 2022-2023 — Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator

Hurtt notably overlapped with Fangio in Chicago for two seasons.

Hurtt being hired as the Eagles’ DL coach means no return for Tracy Rocker, who originally joined Sirianni’s staff in 2021. Recognizable players coached by Hurtt include Leonard Floyd, Michael Bennett, Frank Clark, and Jarran Reed.

Hurtt being hired as the Eagles’ DL coach means no return for Tracy Rocker, who originally joined Sirianni’s staff in 2021. Recognizable players coached by Hurtt include Leonard Floyd (seven sacks in 12 games as a rookie), Michael Bennett, Frank Clark, and Jarran Reed.

KARL SCOTT

Scott, 38, began his coaching career 17 years ago. Here’s a snapshot of his experience:

  • 2007 — Delta State graduate assistant
  • 2008-2011 — Tusculum College defensive backs coach
  • 2012-2013 — Southeastern Louisiana linebackers coach
  • 2014 — Southeastern Louisiana defensive coordinator
  • 2015 — Louisiana Tech defensive backs coach
  • 2016-2017 — Texas Tech defensive backs coach
  • 2018-2020 — Alabama defensive backs coach
  • 2021 — Minnesota Vikings defensive backs coach
  • 2022-2023 — Seattle Seahawks senior defensive assistant/defensive passing game coordinator

Wilson’s tweet about Scott includes a line that says he “has sent four defensive backs to the Pro Bowl in past two years.” The referenced players are Tariq Woolen, Devon Witherspoon, Quandre Diggs, and Julian Love.

Scott also notably worked with Harrison Smith and Patrick Peterson for a season in Minnesota.

We’ll see what Scott’s exact role is. The Eagles finished the 2023 season with D.K. McDonald as their DBs coach. He was promoted last year to replace Dennard Wilson, who was inexplicably fired by Sirianni.

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