Anatomy of a firing

Eagles head coach Andy Reid tips his hat in the closing seconds of the game. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

According to an Eagles team official, here is the rough timeline of what has happened so far on this momentous Monday morning at the NovaCare Complex:

Reid and team owner Jeffrey Lurie met between 8:30 and 9:00. It was at this meeting, the official said, that Lurie informed Reid that he was fired.

Reid addressed the team at 10 am at a regularly-scheduled team meeting, to tell them of his release. The official and several players described the meeting as "emotional." Safety Kurt Coleman and running back LeSean McCoy both said that the players gave Reid a standing ovation when he was finished talking.


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After Reid was finished, Lurie addressed just the players in a meeting. Then, at 10:45 am, all of the club's front office employees gathered in the complex cafeteria. There, Lurie offered what were described as "kind words" in his introduction, after which Reid addressed the group and thanked them.

As of 11:30 am, Reid remains in the building and is meeting with any players who sought him out. The Lurie press conference is scheduled for 1 pm. As of now, Reid is not scheduled to attend.

Also as of now, none of the rest of the coaching staff has been fired.

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