Eagles Fire Wide Receivers Coach, Per Report

The Eagles are reportedly making a change to the coaching staff.

Nelson Agholor. (Jeff Fusco)

Nelson Agholor. (Jeff Fusco)

The Philadelphia Eagles have fired wide receivers coach Greg Lewis, according to a report from Yahoo’s Charles Robinson. The team confirmed the firing.

Lewis, who played for the Eagles from 2003-2008, was hired by Philadelphia last offseason.

The dismissal of Lewis does not come as a surprise. NFL insider Jason La Canfora recently noted the Eagles are expected to make changes to their coaching staff.

Lewis oversaw an Eagles wide receiving corps that arguably ranks as the worst in the NFL. To put all the blame on Lewis would be misguided; the Eagles simply lack talent at the position. At the same time, it’s not like there was anything to suggest Lewis was part of the solution.

Jordan Matthews – 73 receptions, 804 yards, 3 touchdowns
Dorial Green-Beckham – 36 receptions, 392 yards, 2 touchdowns
Nelson Agholor –  36 receptions, 365 yards, 2 touchdowns
Paul Turner – 9 receptions, 126 yards, 0 touchdowns
Bryce Treggs – 3 receptions, 80 yards, 0 touchdowns

Matthews, the team’s leading receiver, ranked 48th in receiving yards. 52 individual players had more receiving yards than the combination of yards Agholor and DGB had in 2016.

The Eagles will now need to hire a new wide receivers coach. They also desperately need to acquire more talent at the position this offseason, whether it be free agency and/or the 2017 NFL Draft.

Stay tuned for more news regarding changes to the Eagles’ coaching staff.