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Eagles part ways with longtime LBs coach Shuey

The Philadelphia Eagles' overhaul of their defensive staff continued Tuesday as the team announced via Twitter that linebackers coach Bill Shuey will not return next season.

Shuey has been with the Eagles since 2001, first serving as a head coach's assistant and then spending six years as a quality control coach before being promoted to linebackers coach for the last three seasons.

Shuey joins defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and defensive line coach Rory Segrest as staff members let go following a 2010 season in which the Eagles' defense allowed 327.2 yards per game, 12th in the NFL, and a team-record 31 passing touchdowns.

While the Eagles continue to search for their next defensive coordinator -- they have interviewed Dave Wannstedt, Dick Jauron and Dennis Allen, who all took positions with other teams -- they have a number of coaching positions to fill.

Presently, the Eagles have just two members remaining from their 2010 defensive staff -- defensive quality control coach Michael Zordich and assistant linebackers coach Mike Caldwell. Jim Washburn, the Tennessee Titans' defensive line coach since 1999, was hired last week to fill the same position with the Eagles.

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