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Notes: Eagles add Brian Billick to coach search

Brian Billick hasn’t coached since 2007.
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Brian Billick hasn’t coached since 2007.

The Philadelphia Eagles have interviewed former Ravens coach and current Fox analyst Brian Billick for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meeting told the Associated Press on Sunday.

The 58-year-old Billick, who led Baltimore to a Super Bowl title in the 2000 season, met with the Eagles last Monday, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Eagles are known to have interviewed eight other candidates, including three high-profile college coaches — Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly, Oregon’s Chip Kelly, and Penn State’s Bill O’Brien — who thus far decided to stay at their schools.


Philadelphia fired Andy Reid on Dec. 31, a day after finishing 4-12 in his 14th season.

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Billick, who hasn’t coached since 2007, was 80-64 in nine seasons with the Ravens, leading them to two division titles.

The Eagles have an interview scheduled with Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden on Monday and are expected to interview Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians this week.

They met with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley on Saturday, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

Gruden talked with San Diego on Sunday about the Chargers’ top job. Gruden, 45, previously spoke with the Cardinals about their head coaching vacancy, and is scheduled to also talk with the Jaguars this week.


The Chargers interviewed former Bears coach Lovie Smith on Friday, and former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt on Saturday.

Charged-up Browns?

New Browns coach Rob Chudzinski, who chose former Chargers coach Norv Turner to be his offensive coordinator, is targeting Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano for the same position in Cleveland, a source confirmed for the Plain Dealer. Pagano, the younger brother of Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, led the Chargers to a No. 9 ranking in his first season as defensive coordinator in 2012. Chudzinski worked with Turner and Pagano during his two stints in San Diego (2005-06, 2009-10) . . . The Raiders have interviewed Mike Martz for their offensive coordinator job and Juan Castillo for their offensive line opening, according to reports. Martz, the former Rams head coach, last coached in the NFL in 2011 with the Bears as their offensive coordinator. Castillo was fired by the Eagles in October as defensive coordinator. Reid had promoted Castillo to the position before the 2011 season after 13 years as offensive line coach . . . Denver running back Knowshon Moreno, who left Saturday’s 38-35 loss in the third quarter, was walking without assistance and said his knee injury was not serious . . . Broncos running back Willis McGahee said he was cleared Sunday and would have been available to play in the AFC title game.