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Jim Johnson, Former Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator, Dies

Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson died Tuesday afternoon, the Eagles announced.

Johnson was 68 and had been on a leave of absence from the team to undergo cancer treatments.

Johnson’s health had declined in recent months and he was consigned to coaching from a motorized cart. The Eagles announced in the offseason that he was taking a leave of absence and named secondary coach Sean McDermott their temporary defensive coordinator.

Johnson is survived by his wife Vicky, two children and four grandchildren.

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