Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Notebook; Eagles, Giants Hire Coaches

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Notebook; Eagles, Giants Hire Coaches

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Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson has accepted the Philadelphia Eagles' offer to become their coach, according to multiple reports.

The Eagles have not officially announced the hiring and Pederson can't be officially hired as long as the Chiefs are in the playoffs. Kansas City plays at New England on Saturday.

Pederson started nine games at quarterback for the Eagles in 1999 and began his NFL coaching career as an assistant under Andy Reid in Philadelphia in 2009. Pederson followed Reid to Kansas City in 2013.

Philadelphia also interviewed Adam Gase, who was hired by Miami; Ben McAdoo, who was hired by the New York Giants; Tom Coughlin; and two of the Eagles' assistant coaches during the 2015 season under Chip Kelly: Pat Shurmur and Duce Staley.

Coughlin reportedly withdrew his name from consideration after a second interview with the team.

Pederson, 47, was the fifth candidate to interview for the job. He met with the team in Kansas City last Sunday after the Chiefs beat Houston to advance.

Pederson played 10 NFL seasons mostly as a backup quarterback for Miami, Green Bay, Philadelphia and Cleveland.

GIANTS PROMOTE COORDINATOR MCADOO

Ben McAdoo is the new coach of the New York Giants, and it sounds like ex-Dolphins coach Joe Philbin will join his old friend in the Big Apple.

Philbin will reportedly be part of McAdoo's staff as an offensive assistant.

McAdoo, who has been the Giants offensive coordinator the past two seasons, will be introduced at a news conference on Friday morning.

"I have been preparing for this moment my entire professional life, and without the guidance and support of many people, I would not be here right now," McAdoo said.

The Giants' 420 points this past season was the fifth-highest total in franchise history.

TITANS HIRE GM, INTERVIEW MARRONE

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with Jon Robinson, Tampa Bay's director of player personnel, as their general manager.

The Titans also confirmed interviewing Jaguars offensive line coach Doug Marrone for their head coach opening, the first candidate Tennessee has confirmed. …

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