By Will Yoder
January 10, 2012

Steve Spagnuolo is expected to join the takeover as the leader of the  Philadelphia Eagles defense by the end of the week, according to Philly.com.

The 52-year-old former head coach previously served as a defensive coach for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2006 under Andy Reid. According to the Philly.com report, it is believed he will replace current defensive coordinator Juan Castillo.

Spagnuolo was just recently fired after an unsuccessful three-year stint as the head coach of the St. Louis Rams. Despite a 7-9 finish in 2010, his overall 11-38 record with the Rams forced the club to re-evaluate their future.

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