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Eagles 'Relieve' Defensive Line Coach Jim Washburn

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The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday morning on Twitter that the team has relieved defensive line coach Jim Washburn of his duties.

The team has hired Tommy Brasher to take Washburn's place. Brasher served as Eagles defensive line coach in 1985 and then again from 1999 to 2005.

"Jim is a fine football coach and we appreciate the efforts he gave to this team over the past two years," read a statement attributed to Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid in a series of Twitter messages that followed the announcement. "However, I determined that it was in the team's best interest that we move in a different direction in terms of trying to maximize the production of that position group. We look forward to having Tommy Brasher back on board to work with the defensive line."

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