The Eagles head coaching search committee met for about six hours Tuesday evening with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley at owner Jeff Luries Main Line mansion with no deal announced when the meeting ended at about 10 p.m.
There was no comment from the Eagles following Bradleys second meeting in four days with Lurie, president Don Smolenski and general manager Howie Roseman.
Bradley, considered the leading candidate to replace Andy Reid, is still scheduled to meet with the Jaguars about their head coaching opening in Jacksonville on Wednesday. He spent the night in Philadelphia before leaving early Wednesday morning for Jacksonville.
Bradley's meeting with Jaguars officials could be a sign that the Eagles and Bradley are not that close to a deal, but it could also simply be a sign that Bradley promised Jaguars officials he would meet with them before making a final decision.
With the Chargers hiring Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, it appears that Bradleys options are down to the Eagles, the Jaguars and returning to Seattle.
The Jaguars have already interviewed Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and according to various reports are scheduled to interview Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong, who both also interviewed with the Eagles.
The Jaguars are also believed to be interested in 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, a Ventnor native who cant interview until the 49ers season ends. Roman and newly named Jags General Manager David Caldwell go back to the early 1990s, when they were roommates at John Carroll University outside Cleveland. By the mid-1990s, Caldwell was a scouting assistant with the Panthers and Roman was a position coach.
Bradley, who was an assistant coach on the Division II level just six years ago, led the Seahawks to the first No. 1 ranking in scoring defense this year in his fourth year as defensive coordinator.
Bradley left Seattles Boeing Airfield at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday aboard Luries private jet, a Cessna Citation X. He landed at Northeast Philadelphia Airport at 2:25 p.m. and was transported to Luries home for what the Eagles described as a continuation of his short -- approximately two-hour -- meeting in Atlanta on Saturday.
Although the Eagles have interviewed 11 candidates, information from various league sources indicates that the Eagles are honing in on Bradley and former NFL head coaches Lovie Smith, Brian Billick and Ken Whisenhunt, all of whom they interviewed in the past week. Whisenhunt, who won a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers as an assistant coach and took the Cards to a Super Bowl as a head coach, is believed to be their top choice from that group.
Reid was fired on Dec. 31, one day after the team finished the season 4-12. The Eagles havent won a playoff game since 2008.
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