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Duce Staley | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (43) / 2/27/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 242
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 3 (71) / PHI
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Eagles promoted RBs coach Duce Staley to assistant head coach.
Staley was passed over for offensive coordinator duties by WRs coach Mike Groh but gets a new title by way of apology. Staley has been on the Eagles' staff since 2011, and is widely considered a future coordinator. Feb 20 - 4:58 PM

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ESPN's Tim McManus reports the Eagles will interview RBs coach Duce Staley and WRs coach Mike Groh for their vacant offensive coordinator job.

McManus adds the team does not currently plan to interview anyone else. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Eagles would not promote anyone to coordinator, but these interviews suggest otherwise. That said, the Eagles could also make Staley the run-game coordinator with Groh as the pass-game coordinator, avoiding the OC title. Even if someone is promoted, coach Doug Pederson will continue to run the offense.
Source: ESPN
Feb 19 - 11:32 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles have "no immediate plans to hire an offensive coordinator."

Coach Doug Pederson has run the offense since arriving in Philadelphia, but Frank Reich had the coordinator title. With Reich gone, RBs coach Duce Staley and WRs coach Mike Groh were believed to be the favorites for a promotion, but it looks like the Eagles will leave the position open. With Reich and ex-QBs coach John DeFilippo out the door, both Staley and Groh will have much more on their plates moving forward even if they are not given an official promotion.
Feb 13 - 11:28 AM

Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer believes RBs coach Duce Staley and WRs coach Mike Groh are the "top in-house candidates" to take over the Eagles' offensive coordinator job.

With Frank Reich leaving for the Colts and John DeFilippo taking the OC job in Minnesota, the Eagles have some big holes to fill on the offensive staff. Reportedly a candidate for the Giants' OC job, the Eagles may look to promote Staley to keep him in the building. Doug Pederson will retain play-calling duties and the final say in game planning regardless of what Philly decides to do at offensive coordinator.
Feb 12 - 9:10 AM

Eagles RB coach Duce Staley is a candidate for the Giants' offensive coordinator job.

Staley has strong ties to Pat Shurmur, who he played and coached under with the Eagles. He oversaw a top-three rushing offense this season, with Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, and Corey Clement all having solid years. Staley would be a run-game coordinator and game planner in New York with Shurmur calling plays. Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin and Vikings QB coach Kevin Stefanski have also been linked to the Giants.
Source: SNY
Jan 27 - 5:16 PM

The Eagles will retain Duce Staley as running backs coach under new coach Doug Pederson.

Considered one of the best position coaches around the league, Staley even got a courtesy head-coaching interview from the Eagles before they chose Pederson. Staley played on teams with Pederson in Philadelphia, and the two coached together in Philly before Pederson left for Kansas City with Andy Reid.
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 10:51:00 PM

Eagles RBs coach Duce Staley interviewed for the team's head coaching vacancy Friday.

The interview was likely just a courtesy to Staley, who has spent 13 seasons as a member of the organization as a player and coach. The interview also satisfies the Rooney Rule. Staley is on track for a head coaching gig in the future, but he needs experience above the position-coach level before earning that opportunity.
Sat, Jan 2, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Eagles hired Duce Staley as special teams quality control coach.

Quality control is the entry level position that is often used to break former players into the coaching ranks. The Eagles also added Johnnie Lynn as secondary/cornerbacks coach and Bobby April Jr. as a defensive quality control coach.
Tue, Feb 8, 2011 01:12:00 PM

Duce Staley has officially retired, and will be celebrated by the Eagles at halftime of this week's Eagles-Giants game.

Staley got hurt in Week 8 of the 2004 season while starting for a juggernaut Steelers squad. No one could have guessed he'd only earn 38 more career carries after that year, as his health faltered and weight ballooned. Never a big touchdown scorer, his best season came in 2002 while leading Philly's three-headed running back monster with 1,570 total yards and eight touchdowns.
Thu, Dec 6, 2007 04:27:00 PM

Steelers released RB Duce Staley.

Staley signed in 2004 and looked like an ideal fit for Pittsburgh's system. He was for half a season, averaging over 100 rushing yards a game, while letting Jerome Bettis vulture his touchdowns. But Staley literally got fat and happy the last two years and the organization grew tired of his effort and injuries. The Eagles could look into signing him, but we doubt he'll ever have a major role in the NFL again.
Mon, Dec 4, 2006 08:48:00 PM

Steelers declared RB Duce Staley, WR Willie Reid, S Mike Logan, C Jeff Hartings, OG Chris Kemoeatu, OT Willie Colon, LB James Harrison and QB Brian St. Pierre inactive for Week 9 against Denver.

Kendall Simmons will start at guard. Staley is behind John Kuhn on the depth chart. Harrison, Reid, Logan, and Hartings are hurt.
Sun, Nov 5, 2006 03:40:00 PM

Duce Staley is not expected to be active in Week 9.

It appears John Kuhn, activated from the practice team just this week, has already passed Staley on Pittsburgh's depth chart.
Fri, Nov 3, 2006 10:38:00 AM

Steelers declared RB Duce Staley, QB Brian St. Pierre, WR Willie Reid, LB Joey Porter, C Marvin Phillip, T Willie Colon, LB James Harrison, and DE Rodney Bailey inactive for Week 7.

There are no surprises amongst this group.
Sun, Oct 22, 2006 12:33:00 PM

Duce Staley is inactive for the Steelers.

T Willie Colon, TE Tim Euhus, and S Mike Logan are also down for Pittsburgh.
Sun, Oct 8, 2006 08:09:00 PM

Duce Staley is inactive for the Steelers.

He remains fourth on the depth chart. Najeh Davenport and Verron Haynes are active in front of him.
Sun, Sep 24, 2006 11:53:00 AM

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