Report: Eagles offer Special Teams job to Michael Clay
The Eagles might have their Dave Fipp replacement very soon. According to Zach Berman, the Eagles have offered the special teams coordinator position to Michael Clay. Clay is currently an assistant special teams coach with the San Francisco 49ers.
Clay is not new to Philadelphia. Before arriving in San Fran, Michael coached his first two seasons in the NFL with the Eagles under Chip Kelly. He started as a defensive quality control coach during his first season with the Eagles. In his second year in Philadelphia, Clay worked his way up to the position he currently holds with the 49ers.
Former coordinator Dave Fipp left the Eagles to join Duce Staley in Detroit. Fipp held the position since 2013 and commanded one of the best special teams units for several years. But in recent seasons, the group has been nowhere what it used to be.
Michael would be joining an already incredibly young Eagles staff. None of their current coordinators or head coach Nick Sirianni are over 39 years old. The youth of the Eagles staff is only comparable to Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams.
If the Eagles do hire Michael Clay, Philadelphia will have filled all three of their coordinator positions. Jonathan Gannon’s defensive staff has yet to be determined. Still, nearly every position coach on offense outside of running backs are already in place.
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