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Seahawks Lose Defensive Coordinator Clint Hurtt To Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have hired now-former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt to be their defensive line coach.

The Seattle Seahawks are one of only two teams to not currently have a head coach in place, and their existing staff is getting picked apart by other teams.

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Seahawks defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt is leaving to accept a job as the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive line coach. Hurtt will now work under new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as Nick Sirianni's squad undergoes major changes in the coaching staff.

Clint Hurtt

Hurtt, 45, first joined the Seahawks as a defensive line coach in 2017 and added the title of assistant head coach in 2018. Following the firing of Ken Norton Jr. after the 2021 season, Seattle promoted Hurtt to be its new defensive coordinator.

Hurtt's defense has had its share of struggles over the past two years, particularly this year when it finished near the bottom of the league in most major stats. That said, he has helped develop some key players on that side of the ball, such as pass-rushers Uchenna Nwosu, Darrell Taylor and Boye Mafe.

Before coming to Seattle, Hurtt was with the Chicago Bears as an assistant defensive line coach in 2014 and an outside linebackers coach the following two years. In the college ranks, Hurtt has been a defensive line coach at Louisville and Miami, his alma mater.

Additionally, Pelissero reported that senior defensive assistant Karl Scott is leaving for a similar role with the Eagles as well. Scott, 38, just completed his second season as the Seahawks' secondary coach, helping develop players such as Tariq Woolen and Devon Witherspoon. He also coached defensive backs with the Minnesota Vikings, as well as Alabama at the collegiate level.

Hurtt is now the second Seahawks coordinator to leave in a matter of days, as offensive coordinator Shane Waldron left to take the same position with the Chicago Bears last week.