PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Head Coach Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Minnesota Vikings during their NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Eagles may take unorthodox approach in replacing former OC Frank Reich


The Philadelphia Eagles may be taking a different approach than initially expected in replacing former offensive coordinator Frank Reich.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Philadelphia doesn't have any immediate plans to hire a replacement offensive coordinator and could instead promote running backs Duce Staley and wide receivers coach Mike Groh to bigger positions.

Staley, a former veteran running back, joined the Eagles' staff as a special teams quality control coach in 2011 and was promoted to running backs coach in 2013.

Groh, the son of former New York Jets and Virginia head coach Al Groh, has worked as an offensive assistant for several college and NFL teams including Alabama (2011-12), the Chicago Bears (2013-15) and the Los Angeles Rams (2016) before joining Philadelphia last offseason.

Reich spent the past two seasons as the Eagles' offensive coordinator before being named as the Indianapolis Colts' head coach on Sunday.

While nothing has been confirmed, Staley and Groh could share an co-offensive coordinator title while still holding their respective roles if the Eagles do decide to forego an offensive coordinator search.