San Diego Chargers: Coach Marty Schottenheimer needed a new secondary coach to replace the departed Jerry Holmes and he filled the position Wednesday. The San Diego Tribune reports the Chargers hired Brian Stewart. But the hiring does raise some eyebrows. Stewart spent the past two seasons as the Texans' assistant secondary coach, and last season Houston had the league's worst pass defense.
Philadelphia Eagles: CB Troy Vincent lost in the NFC Championship for the third consecutive season, the latest loss coming at the hands of the Panthers. So it's not a big surprise that Vincent has adopted the philosophy, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. The 32-year-old free agent will shop his services but he wants to give the Panthers the first crack at signing him. "Carolina would be at the very top of my list," Vincent told the Charlotte Observer. "I hope this message gets back to Charlotte. I would love the opportunity to go to Carolina. It's home for me. (Carolina defensive coordinator Mike) Trgovac and I have a little history from when he was an assistant in Philadelphia and I'd love to play for him and coach (John) Fox. To have a chance to help a team that was one or two players away from winning Super Bowl XXXVIII would be tremendous. I believe that I could make a difference and help solidify a team that can make another run like that next year."
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