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Eagles "One Of The Good Teams" With Coaches

Eagles president Joe Banner said that the additions of veteran line coaches Howard Mudd and Jim Washburn this offseason have made this coaching staff one of, if not the, highest-paid in the entire NFL.

Paul Domowitch from the Philadelphia Daily News wrote from the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis that the executive director of the NFL Coaches Association Larry Kennan praised the Eagles for their treatment of the coaches.

"Philadelphia is one of the good teams," Kennan told Domowitch.

In addition to salary, Domowitch noted that the Eagles continue to fund a pension plan for coaches as well as pay the entire bill for the coaches' health insurance plans. Not too many teams do either/or anymore.

Kennan explained the concerns that he has for what teams will do to coaches in the event of a lockout. Kennan said that many teams will cut the salary of coaches immediately. Domowitch reported that the Eagles will hold off on doing that as long as possible.

A good friend of Mudd, Kennan told Domowitch that Mudd would not have come out of retirement unless it was for a chance to work for a team that highly respects its coaches.

"Howard wouldn't have gone back if it weren't (to coach for) one of the good teams," Kennan said.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:00 p.m., February 25

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