Eagles request permission for Eric Bieniemy interview

The Philadelphia Eagles requested permission to interview Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator and former Cincinnati Bengals running back and kick returner Eric Bieniemy for their head coaching vacancy, according to a report Saturday via Twitter from NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy addresses the media during an NFL football news conference Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ORG XMIT: MOCR122

The Eagles and Houston Texans - which didn't interview Bieniemy as several other teams did before the initial interview window for him closed Sunday, but reportedly did request an interview with Bieniemy last week - will have to wait to interview him until the Chiefs lose in the playoffs or after the Super Bowl, whichever comes first.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said last Monday that he talked to Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson about Bieniemy, insisting that his "track record speaks for itself ... the type of man he is, the way he can control and be a leader of the locker room and the way that he coaches and schemes he brings to us. If he doesn’t (get a position as a head coach), people are crazy."

Watson reportedly pushed for the Texans to interview Bieniemy - in part based on Mahomes' recommendation.

Peter King wrote last week in his Football Morning in America column that he thinks "if Bieniemy is passed over again," he expects "players will be very vocal about it."

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