Eagles hire Todd Bowles to coach secondary

Miami Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles takes the field before the start of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Derek Gee)

January 31, 2012 8:05:13 AM PST
Former Dolphins interim coach Todd Bowles has been hired to coach the Philadelphia Eagles' secondary.

Bowles, a 12-year NFL coaching veteran, was 2-1 as Miami's head coach after Tony Sparano was fired. He replaces Johnny Lynn in Philadelphia. The move was announced Monday.

Bowles previously served as the Dolphins assistant head coach/secondary for three seasons (2008-11).

Bowles has also coached for Dallas, Cleveland and the New York Jets.

Bowles was a defensive back at Temple and played eight seasons in the NFL with Washington and San Francisco.