June 24, 2024

Another surprising departure from the Eagles coaching staff has occurred, this time involving Jeff Stoutland’s longtime assistant, Roy Istvan, who has joined Kevin Stefanski’s Browns staff in the same role. Istvan, who served as the Eagles’ assistant offensive line coach since 2019, will now take on the assistant offensive line coach position under Andy Dickerson, who replaced Bill Callahan. Istvan’s relationship with Stoutland spans over 30 years, dating back to their time together at Southern Connecticut State in the late 1980s.

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Despite Stoutland hinting at his return to Nick Sirianni’s staff via social media, Istvan is among several assistants from the 2023 Eagles coaching staff who have moved on. His move to Cleveland reunites him with familiar faces such as Duce Staley and Jim Schwartz, further solidifying ties between the Eagles and Browns organizations.

Istvan’s departure marks the seventh from Sirianni’s 2023 staff, which has undergone significant changes in coaching personnel. While some assistant coaches’ futures remain uncertain, Istvan’s departure leaves a notable void in the Eagles’ coaching lineup, particularly given his successful tenure working alongside Stoutland. During his time with the Eagles, Istvan contributed to the development of multiple Pro Bowl offensive linemen, including Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, Landon Dickerson, and Brandon Brooks.

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