Report: Eagles Interviewing Herrmann For DC Job

There’s a new name in the mix for the Eagles’ defensive coordinator job: Jim Herrmann.

Herrmann, who has been the Giants’ linebackers coach for the past four seasons, is interviewing with Chip Kelly and company, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

He previously serves as the linebackers coach for the Jets (2006-2008) and has seven years of NFL experience.

Herrmann also has 20 years of college experience at his alma mater, Michigan. He was the Wolverines’ defensive coordinator from 1997 to 2005 and has experience with both the 4-3 and the 3-4.

“I think as a defensive coach for as long as I have been doing it – we ran the 4-3 in Michigan; ran the 3-4 at the Jets.  So you are exposed to all of that,” he told the Giants’ Web site in 2009. “And you are always looking for ideas – what best suits your personnel.”

As Tim explained yesterday, the Eagles have also shown interest in Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.

Kelly has not officially named any members to his staff yet, but according to reports, he’ll bring defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro with him from Oregon.

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