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One of Andy Reid's former players looking for a coaching opportunity

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A former player for Andy Reid recently got into the coaching game and is now available for hire. According to, former Eagles offensive lineman Tra Thomas, who was a (non-full time) assistant coach for the Eagles for the last two seasons, reached out to Andy Reid about any coaching opportunities.

After hearing word that he would not be back with the Eagles, Thomas says that he has already reached out to Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and several other coaches across the league who he has had a previous connection with.

Thomas was the 11th overall pick by the Eagles in the 1998 NFL draft by the Eagles. Andy Reid came to town the next year and Thomas played for him through the 2008 season. Reid came to Kansas City in 2013 and it was then that Thomas got an assistant coaching job with the Eagles, where he coached the last two seasons. The report said he was working with the pass rushers, which the Chiefs do a pretty good job of doing with linebackers coach Gary Gibbs.

Maybe it's just because he's been in the league for so long but Reid's coaching tree looks pretty solid. If I were a coach, he would be someone I would want to work under.