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Longtime Eagles Assistant Coach Reportedly Wants Out

A general view of the Philadelphia Eagles stadium.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 06: A general view prior to the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 6, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

This morning the Philadelphia Eagles announced that Nick Sirianni will be their new head coach. But one longtime Eagles assistant doesn't want to be a part of his staff.

According to John Clark of NBC Sports, Eagles running back coach and assistant head coach Duce Staley has asked out of his deal with the team. Per NFL insider Mike Garafolo, Staley has other opportunities available with interest from the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions.

Garafolo noted that Staley might be a disappointed that he didn't get the job. He was one of many candidates interviewed for the Eagles head coaching job.

Staley has been on the Eagles' staff since 2011, outlasting Andy Reid, Chip Kelly and the recently-fired Doug Pederson. The Eagles were also the team that drafted him in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft.

We'll find out quickly whether Duce Staley actually gets his wish or not. But if Staley leaves, the Philadelphia Eagles will have one more key staff position that'll need filling quickly.

The Eagles made the mistake of waiting an extra week before firing Pederson, and it set them behind several teams in the head coaching search. Many of the other teams that found new head coaches already had staffs assembled before Sirianni even interviewed.

Suffice it to say, things are not going great for the Philadelphia Eagles right now.

Nick Sirianni will have his work cut out for him as he starts his NFL head coaching career.