Report: Jon Gruden let Eagles know he's 'interested' in replacing Kelly

Your 2016 NFL Coaching Rumors bingo board is officially complete. Jon Gruden's been mentioned alongside an open coaching vacancy.

According to a report from the Philadelphia Daily-News, Gruden is interested in the vacant Eagles job and has let owner Jeffery Lurie know as much.

The Daily News' Paul Domowitch reports Gruden has "informed Lurie, through an intermediary, that he is interested" in the Eagles job.

Domowitch reports Lurie "has reservations" about Gruden working with Howie Roseman, who's now in a position of power with Chip Kelly run out of town.

Gruden has told people that working with Roseman wouldn't be a problem. But Kelly said the same thing when he was hired in 2013, and look how that turned out.

For now, according to the source, Lurie is focused on his assistant-coaching candidates, with the idea that if he doesn't happen to fall in love with any of them, he always can pick up the phone and call Chucky.

It's entirely possible Gruden isn't interested in coming back to coaching and simply wants to get his annual offseason raise from ESPN.

The idea of Lurie being more interested in a guy with no head-coaching experience than a guy with a Super Bowl victory is pretty wild, but it's also possible Lurie is more interested in finding a coach who can be groomed into a superstar rather than one who already occupies the pedestal.

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