Report: Eagles request to interview Todd Bowles

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The Eagles have requested to interview Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, according to an ESPN report.

Bowles, 57-years old, has coached in the NFL since 2000. He worked for the Eagles during the 2012 season as the secondary coach before being promoted to interim defensive coordinator.

Bowles is from the area, growing up in New Jersey and attending Temple University.

The decision to hire Bowles would certainly be an interesting one. Bowles would not be the up-and-coming offensive mind you would expect the Eagles to go after. Bowles is a veteran coach, having already held a head coaching job from 2015 to 2018 with the Jets.

Like Robert Saleh, who the Eagles have also reportedly requested to interview, Bowles would need to be paired with a strong offensive coordinator. Also like Saleh, hiring Bowels and then pairing him with an offensive coordinator would be risky, considering that coordinator would likely be plucked away as a head coach pretty quickly if he had success.

So far the Eagles known list of candidates is up to five -- Lincoln Riley, Mike Kafka, Robert Saleh, Arthur Smith and Bowles.