Bye Bye Birdie: Eagles Fire Andy Reid

January 1, 2013 0

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Andy Reid is out after 14 years coaching the Philadelphia Eagles, league sources have confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Reid and team owner Jeffrey Lurie were scheduled to meet Monday, and a team official insisted to ESPN that Reid has yet to be informed that he will be fired.

Another Eagles source told ESPN that Lurie and Reid met Friday, but the Eagles’ owner did not inform him at that time that he would be let go.

“I go in eyes wide open,” Reid said after Sunday’s loss dropped the Eagles to a 4-12 season. “Either way, I understand. Whatever he chooses will be the right thing. He always does things for the best interests of the Eagles.”

CSNPhilly.com and The Associated Press earlier reported that Reid would be out as coach, with the AP citing three sources familiar with the decision after Sunday’s 42-7 season-ending loss to the New York Giants.

Asked if he wants to return in 2013, Reid said: “I’m all in.”

Reid is due to make $6 million in 2013 in the final year of his contract. He said he wants to coach next year, but it’s possible Lurie could persuade him to take a year off and perhaps help out in the front office in an “advisory” role.

via ESPN.com

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