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Matthew Harper

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Matthew Harper returns as the team’s assistant special teams coach, a position he held from 2013-14 before transitioning to assistant defensive backs coach in 2015.

In Harper’s first year as the team’s assistant defensive backs coach, S Malcolm Jenkins earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2015 after posting career and team highs in tackles (120), passes defensed (15) and forced fumbles (three). Fellow defensive back Walter Thurmond, who transitioned from cornerback to safety during the 2015 offseason, started all 16 games and set career highs in tackles (76), interceptions (three), sacks (two) and forced fumbles (two).

Under the direction of Harper and special teams coordinator Dave Fipp, the Eagles special teams unit was instrumental to the team’s success in 2013 and 2014. The unit was rated as the best in the league in 2014 by The Dallas Morning News columnist Rick Gosselin in his annual special teams rankings.

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Matthew Harper returns as the team’s assistant special teams coach, a position he held from 2013-14 before transitioning to assistant defensive backs coach in 2015.

In Harper’s first year as the team’s assistant defensive backs coach, S Malcolm Jenkins earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2015 after posting career and team highs in tackles (120), passes defensed (15) and forced fumbles (three). Fellow defensive back Walter Thurmond, who transitioned from cornerback to safety during the 2015 offseason, started all 16 games and set career highs in tackles (76), interceptions (three), sacks (two) and forced fumbles (two).

Under the direction of Harper and special teams coordinator Dave Fipp, the Eagles special teams unit was instrumental to the team’s success in 2013 and 2014. The unit was rated as the best in the league in 2014 by The Dallas Morning News columnist Rick Gosselin in his annual special teams rankings.

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