Reid, Washburn on move from Titans

January, 19, 2011
1/19/11
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Here are quotes from Andy Reid and Jim Washburn from the Eagles' press release announcing Philadelphia has hired Wasburn away from the Titans as defensive line coach.

Reid: “We are thrilled to add a quality defensive line coach in Jim Washburn. He had a great tenure with Jeff Fisher and the Tennessee Titans and he’ll play a big part in the development of our defensive line moving forward. He’s had a number of Pro Bowl players working under him over the years with the Titans and we’re happy to have him join our coaching staff ."

Washburn: “Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Jeff Fisher and the Titans organization for allowing a nobody like me to coach in the NFL for the last 12 years. An opportunity came along for me to join the Eagles and I felt like it was good timing. At this stage of my career, I’m ready to make a change. This is no reflection on the state of the Titans but just a good opportunity for me.

“My wife, Sandy, and I have long planned to make Middle Tennessee our home and that is still our plan. However, we look forward to moving to Philadelphia and joining a top-flight organization like the Eagles and work for a premier coach in Andy Reid.”

My thoughts on Washburn and the Titans from Tuesday night are here.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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