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Breaking News: Eagles Defensive Coordinator Juan Castillo Fired

CSN’s Reuben Frank reports Juan Castillo, the offensive line coach turned defensive coordinator, has been fired by the Philadelphia Eagles. Castillo will be immediately replaced by Todd Bowles.

Andy Reid and the Eagles quickly released a statement:

“We’re six games into the season and average isn’t good enough. I know the potential of our team and insist on maximizing it.”

The Philadelphia Eagles hired Castillo as an offensive assistant in 1995 under Ray Rhodes. In 1996, the Eagles drafted Jermane Mayberry, an offensive lineman Castillo coached at Texas A&M University–Kingsville, in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft. Castillo was promoted to tight ends coach in 1997, and switched to coaching the offensive line in 1998. When Andy Reid was hired as the head coach of the Eagles in 1999, he retained Castillo on the coaching staff.