“Spagnuolo, let go by the St. Louis Rams last week, is expected to be back in Philadelphia by the end of the week. The Eagles released a secondary coach over the weekend, so they have flexibility to move around the staff and bring Spagnuolo back as an assistant head coach, if not defensive coordinator. If Andy Reid wants to retain embattled defensive coordinator Juan Castillo in some other capacity, that's a possibility as well, according to league sources. Spagnuolo is a disciple of former Eagles defensive guru Jim Johnson, and was much-liked during his eight-year stint on Andy Reid's staff. Spagnuolo wanted to take time off last week, according to a league source, but expect his phone to start ringing quickly.”
The report was that Spagnuolo would be back in Philadelphia for meetings with the Eagles and that his return to the Eagles is not set in stone. Yesterday, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk wrote that it might make sense for Spagnuolo to take a year off. If Spagnuolo takes the year off, the Rams will still pay him what he is owed but, if he accepts another job, the Rams are not required to pay Spagnuolo. Many Eagles fans are hoping Spagnuolo decides to coach the midnight green in 2012. We will monitor this situation closely over the coming days.
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