Reports: Defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro to leave Ducks and join Chip Kelly and the Eagles

Defensive Line coach Jerry Azzinaro waits in the tunnel before the Ducks take the field at Memorial Coliseum November 3, 2012. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Defensive Line coach Jerry Azzinaro waits in the tunnel before the Ducks take the field at Memorial Coliseum November 3, 2012. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)

Posted by McKenna Brown on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 5:39 pm.

Former Duck Brandon Hanna tweeted Thursday evening that Oregon defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro will join Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. Howard Eskin, a sports talk radio personality in Philadelphia, also tweeted the news, though the reports have not been confirmed by the Eagles or the Oregon athletic department.

If it’s true, Azzinaro would be the first of Kelly’s coaches in Eugene to move to the NFL with him.