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Ex-Eagles QB Pederson among additions to coaching staff

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles brought back former quarterback Doug Pederson as their offensive quality coach and promoted Rory Segrest to defensive line coach on Friday among several changes to the coaching staff.

The Eagles also named Ted Daisher as special teams coordinator and James Urban as quarterbacks coach. Defensive line coach Pete Jenkins announced his retirement.

"Ted broke into the league with us, so I have had the chance to see him coach," said head coach Andy Reid. "Then he moved on and had success in Oakland and for the last couple of years in Cleveland. I had the chance to interview a few guys, and Ted did a great job. Ted became the obvious choice to fill this role."

Segrest was the Eagles special teams coordinator for the past two seasons after joining the team as a special teams quality control coach in 2006.

"Rory did a nice job with special teams, but his first love is the defensive line. When he came here, he was also the assistant defensive line coach, so he continued to work with the defensive line even when he was the special teams coordinator. This allows him to step in and work with the players, who have a familiar face and familiar techniques and schemes to work with," Reid said.

Pederson played in the NFL for 12 years and groomed rookie Donovan McNabb in 1999 to become Philadelphia's franchise quarterback. Pederson threw for 1,276 yards and seven touchdowns in 1999 before giving way to McNabb.

"He has a great ability to share ideas with people," said Reid of Pederson. "I thought Doug did a tremendous job working with Donovan McNabb when Donovan was a rookie learning the system. Doug helped explain the offense to him from a player's standpoint."

Jenkins retired following a 39-year college and pro coaching career.

Information from the Associated Press was included in this report

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