The Eagles on Monday officially hired Los Angeles Rams passing game coordinator Mike Groh as their new wide receivers coach.
Groh, 45, will arrive in Philadelphia with a strong background coaching NFL wide receivers. He will replace Greg Lewis, who was fired after one season.
"We are excited to add Mike Groh to our coaching staff," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said in a statement. "Mike brings with him a vast array of experience coaching wide receivers in the NFL and college. Over his career, he has demonstrated a great ability as a teacher and as a motivator and we look forward to him getting started in Philadelphia."
Groh coached the Chicago Bears wide receivers from 2013 to 2015, and the Rams' wide receivers last season. In Groh's first season with the Bears, both Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall topped 1,000 receiving yards. Jeffery's best seasons came with Groh as his position coach. In his one season with the Rams, Groh oversaw Kenny Britt's first 1,000-yard season.
By coincidence, both Britt and Jeffery are due to become free agents in March.
The Eagles are expected to upgrade their wide receivers after a disappointing season at the position. Jordan Matthews led the receiving corps with 73 catches for 804 yards and three touchdowns, numbers that declined from the previous season. Second-year receivers Nelson Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham were both inconsistent, failing to top even 400 receiving yards.
This was the only vacancy on the Eagles staff. The coaches are in Mobile, Ala., this week for the Senior Bowl.