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The Eagles hired Dolphins’ Joe Kasper for crucial rebuild

Feb 3, 2024 #Joe Kasper, #The Eagles

According to NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe, the Eagles have hired Dolphins assistant coach and former Eagles assistant Joe Kasper as their new safeties coach.

Kasper spent 2021 and 2022 on Nick Sirianni’s coaching staff and worked under new Eagles defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in 2022. He reunited with Fangio in Miami last year.

According to NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe, the Eagles have hired Dolphins assistant coach and former Eagles assistant Joe Kasper as their new safeties coach.

Kasper spent 2021 and 2022 on Nick Sirianni’s coaching staff and worked under new Eagles defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in 2022. He reunited with Fangio in Miami last year.

Kasper spent the last year as the Eagles’ defensive quality control coach under Jonathan Gannon and the Dolphins’ safety coach.

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Kasper’s hiring continues the rebuild of the defensive coaching staff that began when the Eagles cut ties with both 2023 defensive coordinators – Sean Desai and Matt Patricia – and continued with the hiring of Fangio.

Kasper is the second known assistant that Fangio has enlisted. Former Seahawks defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt has reportedly joined the Eagles staff as defensive coach.

It was initially reported that another Seahawks assistant, Karl Scott, would join Hurtt as the Eagles’ secondary coach, but Scott is now expected to remain in Seattle.

Meanwhile, D.K. McDonald — who served as the Eagles’ secondary coach in 2023 — is set to become co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the University of Kansas, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.

The Eagles interviewed two candidates for the linebacker opening: former Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry and former Eagles linebacker and assistant coach Mike Caldwell.

Other defensive coaches on the 2023 team included D.J. Eliot (linebackers), Tracy Rocker (defensive line), Jeremiah Washburn (Edge Rushers), Ronell Williams (Nickel Corners), Taver Johnson (secondary assistant), Tyler Scudder (backup linebacker ), Mike DiAngelo (defensive quality control) and Matt Leo (defensive assistant). While Fangio might decide to keep some of them, most aren’t expected to stay on the team.

Fangio is entering his 44th year as football coach. He spent the 2022 Super Bowl season as a defensive consultant with the Eagles.

Kasper coached at his alma mater, Mentor High, outside of Cleveland, after playing college football at Baldwin Wallace in Berea, Ohio.

Baldwin Wallace plays in the Ohio Athletic Conference with Mt. Union, Sirianni’s alma mater.

He coached wide receivers at NCAA Division 3 John Carroll out of Cleveland in 2017 and was an assistant at Duke under David Cutliffe from 2018-2020 before joining the Eagles.

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