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Eagles assistant coach Otis Smith no longer with team

Eagles assistant secondary coach Otis Smith no longer is with the team, an Eagles spokesman confirmed yesterday. No further information was offered. Smith, a 13-year NFL cornerback who played for the Birds early in his career, joined the coaching staff as an intern in 2007 and was promoted in 2008. He worked under secondary coach Sean McDermott, who currently is running the defense while coordinator Jim Johnson takes a leave of absence during his cancer treatment.

Eagles assistant secondary coach Otis Smith no longer is with the team, an Eagles spokesman confirmed yesterday.

No further information was offered. Smith, a 13-year NFL cornerback who played for the Birds early in his career, joined the coaching staff as an intern in 2007 and was promoted in 2008. He worked under secondary coach Sean McDermott, who currently is running the defense while coordinator Jim Johnson takes a leave of absence during his cancer treatment.

The Eagles recently brought in former Dallas defensive coordinator Brian Stewart to assist McDermott, mainly with the secondary. It's unclear whether that move had anything to do with Smith's departure. Smith worked all of the minicamps this spring. *

- Les Bowen

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