Eagles Coach Andy Reid Fired

Eagles Coach Andy Reid Fired

( 4UMF NEWS ) Eagles Coach Andy Reid Fired:

Andy Reid will be fired after 14 seasons as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, with the official announcement coming Monday, according to a person informed of the team's plans for releasing Reid.

The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the Eagles haven't made any announcement yet, was unsure if it will be spun as Reid resigning or if he'll be fired, but said it's clear he will not coach the Eagles after Sunday's 42-7 loss to the New York Giants.

The person said Reid will not resign.

"Either way, I understand," Reid said in his postgame press conference. "If I'm here again, I'll love every minute of it. If I'm not, I'll understand that, too."

The Eagles, whose 4-12 record was the worst since they went 3-13 in Ray Rhodes' final season in 1998, denied that Reid had been told that his stint with the team is over.

Reid and owner Jeffrey Lurie met on Friday, though there are conflicting reports as to whether Lurie told Reid in that meeting he's going to be fired Monday. CSNPhilly.com, citing two people, said Reid was told he will be fired.

The Eagles' radio broadcast stated Lurie did not tell Reid he's out.

Reid said Sunday he hasn't spoken to Lurie about his future.

"I've been doing this a long time. I have a lot of respect for Jeff Lurie, so I go in eyes wide open," Reid said. "This is the business that I've chosen. I've been very fortunate to have been here as long as I have."


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