Chip Kelly fired. Eagles fans rejoice.
The Eagles fired coach Chip Kelly on Tuesday evening in a stunning announcement that altered the course of the franchise.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie announced the decision in a statement released by the team at 7:12 p.m. He will address reporters on Wednesday at noon.
“I spent the last three seasons evaluating the many factors involved in our performance as a team,” Lurie said in an open letter. “As I watched this season unfold, I determined that it was time to make a change.”
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Featured image: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly talks to DeSean Jackson during a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
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