The Eagles' only vacant coaching position has been filled.
On Monday afternoon the team announced that it had reached terms with Mike Groh to be the new receivers coach.
“We are excited to add Mike Groh to our coaching staff," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said in a release from the team. "Mike brings with him a vast array of experience coaching wide receivers in the NFL and college. Over his career, he has demonstrated a great ability as a teacher and as a motivator and we look forward to him getting started in Philadelphia.”
Earlier this month, after the receivers had a disappointing season, the team fired first-year receivers coach Greg Lewis and have been searching for his replacement. In addition to interviewing Groh, the team also interviewed Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal.
While Lewis was an NFL position coach for the first time in 2016, Groh has a little more experience at the NFL level. Groh, 45, spent 2016 with the Rams as their receivers coach and passing game coordinator after three years with the Chicago Bears as their receivers coach.
Lewis was the only position coached fired after Pederson's first NFL season. The team finished 7-9 after a 3-0 start.
Groh was seemingly available because of the head coaching change in Los Angeles.
Before he made it to the NFL as a receivers coach with the Bears, Groh had a long coaching career at the college level. He rose to the level of offensive coordinator at Virginia under his father Al, who was the Cavaliers' long-time head coach.
Mike Groh's first coaching job came with the Jets in 2000, when his father had a one-year stint as their head coach.
Mike Groh was once a quarterback at Virginia before his father ever coached there.
While the Eagles' receivers wildly underperformed in 2016, Groh has coached two of the top free agents at the position: Alshon Jeffery and Kenny Britt.
The Eagles' coaching staff will be in Mobile, Alabama this week to get a closer look at some top draft prospects, among them will be several talented receivers.