The Eagles announced the hiring of six interns for the 2012 coaching staff: Correll Buckhalter, William Fuller, Don Holmes, Greg Lewis, Corey Peoples and Montae Reagor.
The interns will work with the Eagles’ staff in training camp as part of the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship.
“The Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship is great for getting ex-NFL players and guys from college an opportunity to grow professionally and learn more about coaching,” said Eagles WRs coach David Culley, who is in charge of hiring the interns.
The Walsh Fellowship is a program that all 32 NFL teams participate in each year. The program’s goal is to use each team’s training camp and preseason to give talented minority coaches opportunities to observe, participate, gain experience, and seek full-time employment as an NFL coach. Mike Caldwell and Duce Staley are the latest participants of the program to be added to the Eagles' full-time coaching staff.
Buckhalter joins the staff after playing in 103 games in his career with the Eagles and Broncos. He was drafted by the Eagles in 2001 and played five seasons in Philly before finishing his career with two seasons in Denver.
Fuller returns to the Eagles as a coaching intern after spending three seasons of his 13-year NFL career in Philadelphia from 1994-96. He also played for the Houston Oilers (1986-93) and San Diego Chargers (1997-98).
Holmes joins the Eagles as the only coaching intern this year that never spent time playing in Philadelphia. Holmes was a wide receiver in the NFL for five seasons with the Cardinals after being drafted by the Falcons in 1985.
Lewis was originally signed by the Eagles in 2003 as an undrafted rookie and went on to play eight NFL seasons (six in Philadelphia).
Peoples spent training camp with the Eagles in 2005 after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent. He also played safety with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts from 2007-09.
Reagor played his final NFL season with the Eagles in 2007 after spending eight years with the Broncos (1999-2002) and Colts (2003-06).