Jim Schwartz is stepping down, source confirms; Eagles defensive coordinator could retire after taking a year off

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles fans will no longer be able to take Jim Schwartz’s name in vain when the team’s defense springs a leak. Sunday night’s game against Washington will end the five-year Schwartz era in charge of the Eagles’ defense, a league source said Saturday, confirming an NFL Network report. The report said Schwartz, 54, has decided to take a year off from coaching and might retire, the report citing hip and eye surgeries. The Eagles’ defense, which lacked proven talent at linebacker, safety, and at cornerback outside of free-agent signee Darius Slay, currently is tied for 20th in the N…

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