Eagles news: Philly hands extension to Michael Clay, another assistant moves on

Michael Clay's rise continues while another Eagles assistant moves on.
Michael Clay, Philadelphia Eagles
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Rumor mills continue to churn. The Jason Kelce and Haason Reddick neighborhood watches are certainly on their jobs. There's much to discuss about the Philadelphia Eagles' offseason (and, we'll do that for the next few months). Welcome to the typical day for Birds fans. Philly is going to keep us busy all season.

The in-house coaching carousel seems to have slowed, but there's still news to report. One assistant leaves, and one has worked his way into an extension.

Eagles news: Michael Clay gets a raise.

Had you taken a few bets about Michael Clay being the last man standing while Jonathan Gannon and Shane Steichen were walking around in 2021, you would have won a few bets. Then again, it may all depend on your paradigm.

You were right if you were of the impression in early 2021 that J.G. and Shane were destined to become head coaches and leave the organization. Give yourselves pats on the back. We're discussing the other contingent, those of you who wanted Philly to move on quickly. You all are probably shocked today as Clay has earned an extension.

There were calls for Clay's job after some rocky moments in 2021 and 2022, yet Philly chose to stick with him. The decision has paid off. He was the Eagles' best coordinator in 2023.

Ian Rapoport reports he's earned an extension. He has earned it. Congrats are in order.

More Eagles news: Roy Istvan moves on and joins the Cleveland Browns.

There's more news to report. Philly has also lost another of its coaches. Roy Istvan, one of Jeff Stoutland's top assistants has moved on. He's leaving Philly to join the Cleveland Browns staff while assuming the same role.

Istvan had been an Eagles assistant since 2019, but he'll now work under new Browns offensive line coach Andy Dickerson on Kevin Stefanski's staff. Dickerson was recently hired to replace Bill Callahan.

This is again a lateral move though some might call moving from the Eagles to the Browns a bit of a demotion. We're kidding of course (sort of).