The Philadelphia Eagles have fired head coach Chip Kelly, according to multiple media reports. The Eagles, the New York Giants opponent in Sunday's season finale at MetLife Stadium, will reportedly be coached by Pat Shurmur in that game.
A statement from the Eagles said the team had "released" Kelly.
"We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward," said Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie.
The Eagles also released vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz.
Kelly led the Eagles to 10-6 records in each of his first two seasons, winning the NFC East in 2013. This year, though, the Eagles faltered and are 6-9 entering Sunday's game against the Giants. Kelly assumed personnel contract during the offseason and revamped the roster, getting rid of LeSean McCoy, Evan Mathis and others. He brought in running back DeMarco Murray and quarterback Sam Bradford, among others.
The moves backfired, and now Kelly is out of a job.
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