G.J. Kinne, who had a couple stints as a backup quarterback on the Eagles’ practice squad, has joined the team as an entry-level offensive coach.
Kinne, 30, spent time in training camp or on the practice squad from 2013 through 2015, the last year after converting to wide receiver in an attempt to make the roster.
Kinne, who threw for nearly 10,000 yards and 81 touchdowns at Tulsa, joined the Eagles late this past season in an undefined role with the coaching staff and was with the club down the stretch and in the playoffs, although the Eagles never formally announced that he was with the franchise.
He said before the Saints playoff game he was hoping to land a permanent job with the Eagles and couldn’t imagine a better organization to work with.
The Eagles have now made Kinne an official member of the coaching staff, a league source confirmed. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports first reported the news on Monday.
Kinne has bounced around several teams and leagues since graduating from Tulsa in the spring of 2012.
He started out with the Jets in the fall of 2012 and then played for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League in 2012 and San Antonio Talons of the Arena League in 2013.
He spent 2013 training camp with the Eagles and then the last couple months of the regular season and the entire 2014 season on the practice squad under Chip Kelly. He returned to the Eagles in the summer of 2015 trying to make the roster as a wide receiver but was released after training camp.
Kinne then had two stints on the Giants’ practice squad in 2015 before brief stays with the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in 2016.
Kinne began his coaching career at SMU in 2017 and spent this past year at Arkansas. When their season ended, he joined the Eagles.
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