Passed over yet again, Duce Staley, the Eagles’ longest-tenured assistant, now wishes to leave the nest

A source close to Duce Staley confirmed an NBC Sports report that the Eagles’ running backs coach and assistant head coach will ask out of his contract to explore other coaching opportunities. The request almost certainly will be granted. Staley wants to meet with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie over the next few days, the source said, to thank Lurie for Staley’s 17 years with the organization — seven years as a running back and then 10 years as an assistant coach, interrupted by the final three seasons of his playing career, which were spent in Pittsburgh. Staley, the Eagles’ longest-tenured assi…

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