Reid to be dismissed as coach of Eagles

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Andy Reid, the second-longest tenured coach in Philadelphia professional sports history, will officially end his 14-year run with the Eagles today.

Reid was told on Friday during a meeting with owner Jeffrey Lurie that he would no longer be the team's head coach as of today, a source close to Reid and another source close to the situation said on Sunday.

Several other outlets also reported that Reid was out, but an Eagles official countered the reports and said that the coach had not yet been informed that he was going to be fired.

The team has not announced a press conference. Players will be made available to the media at 11 a.m. this morning as they clean out their locker stalls at the NovaCare Complex.

Reid did not respond to a request for comment on Sunday evening, but he said just after the Eagles ended their 4-12 season with a 42-7 loss to the New York Giants that he had "not talked to (Lurie) about" his future.

Reid, 54, is scheduled to meet with Lurie this morning. He was asked following the Giants game what he thought would factor into Lurie's decision on whether to keep him.

"I have a lot of respect for Jeff Lurie. I go in with eyes wide open," Reid said. "Either way I understand."

The Eagles will begin their search for a new coach immediately if they haven't already. There have already been several reports linking them to Chip Kelly of the University of Oregon; Jon Gruden, the former Buccaneers coach and current ESPN broadcaster, and Bill O'Brien of Penn State.

O'Brien was reported to be on the Eagles' short list of candidates, according to ESPN. Many credited O'Brien with keeping the Nittany Lions afloat this year after a child abuse scandal rocked the university and steep NCAA sanctions weakened the program.

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