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Report: Eagles Interview Vikings DB Coach Woods

According to 610-WIP's Howard Eskin, the Eagles held another interview on Monday for the vacant defensive coordinator job. And it with a coach from another NFC North team. This time, it was with Vikings defensive backs coach Joe Woods.

The Eagles have not made any official comment on the report. If true, this will be the third person to interview for the job joining Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke and Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen. Notice the trend, all three are experienced defensive backs coaches.

Woods just completed his fifth season with the Vikings. He was the defensive backs coach for all five of those years. Woods' pro coaching career began in Tampa Bay where he was a defensive quality control coach. In Tampa Bay, Woods worked with current Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. When Tomlin was hired by Brad Childress to become the defensive coordinator of the Vikings in 2006, Tomlin took Woods with him to Minnesota.

Between 1992 and 2003, Woods coached at the college level at seven different schools: Muskingum, Eastern Michigan, Northwestern State, Grand Valley State, Kent State, Hofstra and Western Michigan. He coached defensive backs at every stop except for one (inside linebackers, Northwestern State). In all, Woods has 19 years of coaching experience and seven at the pro level.

The 40-year-old Woods was a four-year letterman at safety and a captain during his senior year at Illinois State University. He earned All-Gateway Conference honors in 1991.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:00 p.m., February 1

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