Eagles hire Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator

Tuesday January 19th, 2016

The Philadelphia Eagles have an agreement with former Bills defensive coordinator and Lions head coach Jim Schwartz to coach their defense, the team announced Tuesday.

SI’s Don Banks first reported that the Eagles will make Schwartz their next defensive coordinator under new head coach Doug Pederson.

Schwartz, 49, spent the 2015 season as a consultant with the league’s officiating department. He served on Doug Marrone’s staff in Buffalo for one season in 2014. He was head coach of the Lions from 2009–2013, leading the team to a 29–51 record and one playoff appearance, in 2011.

Prior to his time in Detroit, Schwartz was the defensive coordinator of the Titans from 2001–2008.


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