PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles are interested in interviewing Mike Groh for their wide receivers coach opening, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.
Groh, 45, spent this past season as the Los Angeles Rams' wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. Prior to that, he was the wide receivers coach for the Chicago Bears (2013-15), working for a year under Adam Gase, who served as the Bears' offensive coordinator in 2015 before becoming head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
Groh, the son of former longtime NFL coach Al Groh, worked with WR Brandon Marshall in Chicago for two seasons, including in 2013, when Marshall posted 100 catches for 1,295 yards and 12 touchdowns. Groh also worked for three seasons with the Bears' Alshon Jeffery, who had 89 catches for 1,421 yards in 2013 and 85 for 1,133 in '14. (Jeffery is a free agent, by the way, and the Eagles will be actively looking to upgrade at receiver in the offseason.)
Groh coached for a decade on the collegiate level as well, including a stint as offensive coordinator at Virginia.
Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal interviewed for the Eagles' opening earlier in the week, but the meeting did not result in an immediate hire.
The Eagles parted ways with wide receivers coach Greg Lewis on Monday. Lack of receiver production was an issue all season. Outside of Jordan Matthews (73 catches, 804 yards, 3 TDs), no Eagles wideout finished in the top 100 in receiving yards. The outside tandem of Dorial Green-Beckham and Nelson Agholor combined for just 757 yards and four TDs.
Agholor, Green-Beckham and Matthews all ranked in the top 50 in drop percentage, per ESPN Stats & Info. Agholor, the 2015 first-round pick out of USC, had the third-worst drop rate in the NFL (9.1 percent), with six drops on 66 targets.
Lack of talent was the main issue, though the receiver group showed little progress over the course of the season. The Eagles are hopeful a more experienced coach will help the young corps' development.