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Report: Mangini turned down Eagles defensive consultant job

Condoleezza Rice, Eric Mangini

In this photo provided by the Cleveland Browns, Browns head coach Eric Mangini, right, shows former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice around the Browns NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio, on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. A long-time Browns fan, Rice paid a visit to players and coaches while at the facility. (AP Photo/Cleveland Browns, John Reid) ** NO SALES **


The Eagles tried to quiet down all the negativity in Philadelphia on Tuesday by deflecting the defensive consultant issue.

The team said they weren’t hiring a defensive consultant. That doesn’t mean they didn’t try to.

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reported Wednesday morning that Eric Mangini was the team’s first choice for the gig, but he turned down the offer. Mangini is now working at ESPN.

The fact the Eagles already offered the job to someone makes us think they’ll find someone to come in during their bye week.