Duce Staley is leaving the Eagles to join the Lions coaching staff.
Duce Staley will be leaving Philadelphia to join the Detroit Lions as a part of head coach Dan Campell’s coaching staff. It was reported over the weekend that Duce wanted out of his contract in order to explore other coaching opportunities around the NFL. He wasn’t on the market for long and is now the new assistant coach and RB coach for the Lions – the same position he held as a member of the Eagles’ coaching staff.
Staley hoped to land the Eagles head coaching job but was looked over for the fourth time as the Eagles decided to go with Nick Sirianni. Staley had spent 17 of his 19 years in the NFL with the Eagles, seven as a player and 10 as a coach.
Former Eagles’ teammate Hank Fraley served as the Lion’s offensive line coach last year under Matt Patricia. The Lions reportedly plan on bringing him back this year under Campbell. It has also been reported that Dave Fipp, the Eagles’ special teams coach since 2013, has drawn interest from the Lions.
Nothing but great things to say about Duce Staley. He’s a certified Eagles legend and it would have been great to have him stay with the organization in some capacity. Understandably, he was looking for a new home after years of being overlooked to move up inside the Eagles organization. Wishing Duce nothing but the best in Detroit.
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