PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It didn’t take long for Duce Staley to land another job. The former Philadelphia Eagles great has joined the Detroit Lions as their new assistant head coach and running backs coach, according to multiple reports.
Duce Staley is joining the #Lions’ coaching staff as assistant head coach/running backs, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 25, 2021
Duce Staley will be joining the Detroit Lions staff, confirming @JasonLaCanfora. Title will be assistant head coach/running backs, source said, similar to title with Eagles.
Several teams were interested.
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) January 25, 2021
Staley held the same position under the Eagles.READ MORE: New England Patriots Tight End, Philadelphia Native Jonnu Smith Hosts Free Youth Football Camp In Germantown
Staley asked the organization for his release after he was passed over for the team’s head coaching job. The Eagles instead hired Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni.
Staley, the fifth-leading rusher in franchise history, was on the Eagles’ coaching staff in one role or another since 2010 when he was a coaching intern.
He joined the Birds’ staff as a special teams quality control coach in 2011 and was elevated to running backs coach in 2013, a position he’s held since. In 2018, he was named assistant head coach following the Birds’ 41-33 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52.READ MORE: Fourth Of July Weekend Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Most Of Philadelphia Region
The Eagles fired Doug Pederson following a 4-11-1 season, less than three years after he led the team to the franchise’s only Super Bowl title.
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