Andy Reid out in Philly, reports say

December 30, 2012

Andy Reid is likely to be coaching his last game with the Eagles. (Peter Morgan / AP)

Updated at 6 p.m. with multiple reports

Andy Reid was put on notice by owner Jeff Lurie when training camp began that the Philadelphia Eagles needed to make a dramatic improvement in order for him to keep his job, so it comes as no surprise that, with the team at 4-12, reports are beginning to surface that he will not be returning as coach.

Bob Grotz of the Delaware County Times, citing a confidential source, reported before the Eagles lost to the New York Giants that Reid would be dismissed with one year left on a contract worth more than $6 million a year. The NFL Network and Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported later Sunday that Lurie had given Reid the news Friday.

Reid took a 140-101-1 record into Sunday’s game with the Giants at MetLife Stadium and has taken the Eagles to nine playoff appearances in 14 seasons.

On Saturday, reports indicated that Reid was interested in the San Diego Chargers’ job, which is not yet open. ESPN’s Adam Schefter shot that down Sunday. However, there is expected to be turnover in San Diego, with Norv Turner likely to be out along with General Manager A.J. Smith. The NFL Network reported that owner Dean Spanos was expected to turn football operations over to his son John and the team may be looking for a younger coach.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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