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Jon Gruden Ready To Return To Coaching, Sources Say

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The Eagles have eight games remaining this season. Mathematically, they still have a chance for playoffs when they play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

If the season continues on this path, there will be a new head coach.

FOX 29's Howard Eskin reports that he knows, based on the sources he has spoken with, it could be former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden.

Here is what NFL sources have told Eskin: Gruden, a one-time Eagles offensive coordinator, is ready to come back and coach.

"That's a big key," Eskin reported. "He enjoys working Monday Night Football in the ESPN Monday Night booth, but he is a coach and has the itch. I'm told he wants to go to a team that can win and the key has a quarterback."

So, Eskin said that puts two teams in the mix, the San Diego Chargers, where Gruden is tight with general manager A.J. Smith, and they have a good quarterback with Phillip Rivers.

"And the Eagles are also a good fit for the Gruden requirements," Eskin said. "He loves Philadelphia, thinks the Eagles will be a good team next year, and the key here: He likes the backup quarterback, Nick Foles, who he has already worked out while working for ESPN.

Another key point is that the last time the Eagles were in this situation they went after an assistant coach.

"I'm told this crop of assistants in 2012 is not great," Eskin said.

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