Eagles' Andy Reid fired after 14 seasons

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Andy Reid’s worst coaching season with the Philadelphia Eagles ended Monday after 14 years when he was fired by owner Jeffrey Lurie, who said it was time “to move in a new direction.”

The dismissal came one day after Reid and the Eagles were humiliated 42-7 by the New York Giants and ended their season at 4-12.

“When you have a season like that, it’s embarrassing. It’s personally crushing to me and it’s terrible,” Lurie said.

He called Reid “not only an outstanding coach, but an outstanding person.”

BEARS: Fired coach Lovie Smith after the team missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons.

General manager Phil Emery delivered the news to Smith, who led Chicago to the Super Bowl, on the day after the Bears finished 10-6 but still didn’t make the playoffs.

CHARGERS: Fired coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith after missing the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

The firings complete a startling fall for a team that won the AFC West from 2006-09.

The Chargers are the third team to fire Turner, who has an overall head coaching record of 114-122-1.

BILLS: Chan Gailey was fired after three losing seasons.

Buffalo finished 6-10, and the former Georgia Tech coach leaves with a 16-32 record. There was no immediate word on the status of general manager Buddy Nix.

CHIEFS: Fired coach Romeo Crennel, but made no move on embattled general manager Scott Pioli despite a 2-14 season marked by blowout losses, fan rebellion and a murder-suicide involving one of their players.

• Veteran offensive lineman Ryan Lilja, who helped block for Peyton Manning during the Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl-winning 2006 season, announced his retirement.

BROWNS: Fired coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert, the first moves in what is expected to be a massive offseason overhaul by new owner Jimmy Haslam.

JAGUARS: Fired general manager Gene Smith after four disappointing seasons, including the worst year in franchise history.

Owner Shad Khan is waiting to decide head coach Mike Mularkey’s fate until he hires a new general manager, which could happen this week.

JETS: Fired GM Mike Tannenbaum, one day after the team finished a dismal 6-10 season. New York will keep coach Rex Ryan.

TITANS: Owner Bud Adams is keeping Mike Munchak as his head coach for another year, but fired chief operating officer Mike Reinfeldt after the franchise’s second 6-10 season in three years.

PANTHERS: Coach Ron Rivera’s future remains uncertain pending the outcome of a meeting with owner Jerry Richardson. It’s unclear when that meeting will come.


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