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Eagles fire coach Chip Kelly with a game left in 3rd season

/ 01:34 PM December 30, 2015
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A file picture taken on November 15, 2015, head coach Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on in the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chip Kelly, who left the University of Oregon in 2013 to sign a multi-million dollar contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, was fired by the National Football League team on December 29, 2015. AFP

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have fired coach Chip Kelly with one game left in his third season, dumping their coach after missing the playoffs in consecutive seasons.

Kelly was released Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) just before the end of a disappointing season that began with Super Bowl expectations. The Eagles are 6-9 after going 10-6 in each of Kelly’s first two seasons.

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Eagles CEO Jeffrey Lurie said that he appreciates Kelly’s contributions and wishes him success going forward.

The Eagles also fired Ed Marynowitz, who was vice president of player personnel.

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Kelly made several bold moves that backfired after assuming full control of personnel decisions last offseason.

Kelly replaced Andy Reid and led the Eagles to an NFC East title in 2013 after they were 4-12 a year earlier. The Eagles missed the playoffs in 2014 after starting 9-3.

They were 7-12 in Kelly’s last 19 games.

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