NFL Notebook: Report: Reid out as Eagles coach
By Wire Reports
Published: Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, 6:40 p.m.
According to a report by USA Today, Andy Reid has been fired after 14 seasons as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, with the official announcement coming Monday, according to a person informed of the team's plans for releasing Reid.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Eagles haven't made any announcement yet, was unsure if it will be spun as Reid resigning or if he'll be fired, but said it's clear he will not coach the Eagles after Sunday's 42-7 loss to the New York Giants.
“Either way, I understand,” Reid said in his postgame news conference. “If I'm here again, I'll love every minute of it. If I'm not, I'll understand that, too.”
The Eagles denied that Reid had been told that his stint with the team is over.
Reid, who has one year remaining on his contract, has said repeatedly he wants to coach next season and is expected to garner interest as jobs begin to open Monday.
• The Atlanta Falcons lost two key starters to injuries Sunday against Tampa Bay as cornerback Dunta Robinson suffered a head injury and defensive end John Abraham hurt his left ankle. Robinson was injured on the Falcons' first defensive series when his helmet hit Doug Martin's on the running back's 3-yard gain. He was taken to the locker room for evaluation and did not return. Abraham, the NFL's active sacks leader, was injured early in the fourth quarter on a sack attempt when teammate Peria Jerry fell on him as both players were trying to sack the Buccaneers' Josh Freeman. Abraham walked off the field with assistance, but rode to the locker room on a cart.
• Green Bay's leading receiver Randall Cobb was ruled out of the game at Minnesota because of ankle and knee injuries suffered last week. Cobb was listed as questionable on the injury report. With the NFC North title already clinched, the Packers decided Sunday to rest Cobb, who doubles as their kick returner.
• Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford set an NFL single-season record for pass attempts. Stafford threw his 692nd pass in the first quarter against Chicago on Sunday, completing a 5-yarder to tight end Brandon Pettigrew. He surpasses the mark of 691 set by Drew Bledsoe of New England in 1994.
— Wire reports
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