Following yesterday’s ugly loss to the New York Giants in
their season finale, it began to be reported that the Philadelphia Eagles were
set to part ways with long-time head coach Andy Reid. Team owner Jeff Lurie told
Reid Friday that he would be out as Eagles’ coach, ending his 14-year run with
the team, reports Reuben Frank of CSN Philly.
Lurie, according to multiple league sources, has decided
that Reid will not return in 2013, ending months of speculation about his
future. One source said Lurie met with Reid on Friday and told him he wouldn't
be returning as head coach.
An Eagles spokesman has said that a decision has yet to be
made, as Reid and Eagles’ brass are set to meet this morning to discuss his
future. However, a quick decision is expected to be passed down which will
result in the end of the Reid coaching era in Philly.
While there have been rumblings that the Eagles could offer
Reid a front office position, he’s said that he’s hoping to continue coach
without taking a year off. Considering his track record and the number of
firings expected around the league Reid should have plenty of suitors.
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