BREAKING NEWS: Eagles Defensive Coordinator Jim Johnson Passes Away At Age 68
According to ESPN 950 former Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson has passed away.
Johnson, 68, took a turn for the worse recently according to sources and the muffled talk at Eagles training camp Tuesday morning was he was fighting to stay alive.
Head coach Andy Reid visited Johnson Monday night according to a source.
Johnson stepped aside as defensive coordinator after 10-plus years last week, enabling protege Sean McDermott to take over the job for the start of training camp.
Johnson has been unable to coach since the early May minicamp due to the melanoma that sapped his strength and compounded the pain from a lower back condition.
Johnson, nonetheless, coached that entire camp from the seat of a scooter that got him around the practice field.