PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur on Monday for their head-coaching vacancy. Philadelphia interviewed running backs coach Duce Staley late last week, and have other interviews scheduled.
Payton was scheduled to meet with Saints general manager Mickey Loomis on Monday to discuss his future. Payton still has two years left on his contract, but the Eagles are one of several teams interested in Payton if he becomes available.
Payton was an assistant with the Eagles in 1997-98.
--Shurmur was the team's interim head coach Sunday for a 35-30 win over the New York Giants. Shurmur slowed down the team's tempo offense, sending in plays from the sideline after checking out the defensive personnel and alignment. The slower tempo also gave quarterback Sam Bradford the opportunity to audible, which he didn't really have when the Eagles ran tempo under Chip Kelly.
"We audibled throughout," Shurmur said. "We wanted to get lined up, and we have a handful of plays, and then we tried to get into the best one."
NOTES: Quarterback Sam Bradford will be an unrestricted free agent. He said his preference would be to re-sign with the Eagles, but a lot will depend on the identity of the new coach and what kind of offense will be installed. ... Left tackle Jason Peters may have played his final game for the Eagles. The six-time Pro Bowler is 33, battled injuries much of the season and has a $9.3 million cap number next season. ... Defensive lineman Vinny Curry will be a free agent. He was used strictly as a nickel pass-rusher. If the new head coach stays with a 3-4 defensive scheme, Curry almost certainly will sign elsewhere. He feels he is best-suited to be a 4-3 end. ... Cornerback Nolan Carroll, who missed the last six games with a broken ankle, will be a free agent. With the development of rookie Eric Rowe, Carroll probably won't be re-signed