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Philadelphia Eagles have interviewed Brian Billick

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PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles have interviewed former Ravens coach and current Fox analyst Brian Billick for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Billick, who led Baltimore to a Super Bowl title in the 2000 season, met with the Eagles last Monday, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss it.

The Eagles are known to have interviewed eight other candidates, including three high-profile college coaches who decided to stay at their schools. They were Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly, Oregon’s Chip Kelly and Penn State’s Bill O’Brien.

Philadelphia fired Andy Reid on Dec. 31, a day after finishing 4-12 in his 14th season.

Billick hasn’t coached since 2007. He was 80-64 in nine seasons with the Ravens, leading them to two division titles and a 5-3 record in four playoff appearances.

CSNPhilly.com first reported Billick’s interview.

PATRIOTS: Tight end Rob Gronkowski left Sunday’s playoff game against Houston with an reinjuring his left arm.

Gronkowski will miss the remainder of the postseason, sources told ESPN.

Running back Danny Woodhead also went out in the first quarter, leaving after the first play with a thumb injury.

Gronkowski broke his left forearm blocking for an extra point near the end of New England’s victory over Indianapolis on Nov. 18. He missed five games before returning for the regular-season finale. He went to the sideline after making an out-of-bounds catch midway through the first quarter Sunday and did not return.

• The Patriots honored members of the Newtown, Conn., police department Sunday.

Officers wearing Patriots jerseys with the No. 1 and “Newtown PD” on their backs lined up with the cheerleaders as the team ran onto the field before the game. They also stood with members of the color guard for the national anthem.

Patriots owner Bob Kraft owns a factory in the community.


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