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Report: Doug Pederson Targeting Frank Reich as Eagles' OC



    Report: Doug Pederson Targeting Frank Reich as Eagles' OC
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    Doug Pederson hasn't even officially been hired as the Eagles' head coach yet, but his staff is already coming together.

    On Thursday, the hiring of defensive assistant Ken Flajole knocked over a domino and the news broke that Pederson was the Eagles' choice.

    On Sunday, Fox's Alex Marves reported that former Eagle Tim Hauck will become an assistant defensive backs coach for the team.

    And now, we know a big target for Pederson. According to the Daily News' Marcus Hayes, Pederson's first choice for offensive coordinator is Frank Reich.

    Reich, 54, was a quarterback in the NFL for over a decade and has been a coach in the league since 2008. Most recently, he spent the last two years as the Chargers' offensive coordinator before recently getting fired.

    Reich and Pederson were very briefly teammates with the Panthers in 1995 before Pederson was released before training camp.

    If Pederson hires Reich, it would appear current offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will be looking for work. Shurmur did a nice job in the final game of the season as the interim coach and has a good relationship with soon-to-be free agent quarterback Sam Bradford.

    In addition to Reich, Hayes reports Pederson "would love to steal" Steve Spagnuolo from the Giants, but it appears new Giants head coach Ben McAdoo wants to retain Spagnuolo as his defensive coordinator.