Eagles fire another executive, Chief Marketing Officer Tim McDermott
On the day former Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott returned to face his old team, the Eagles fired his brother, Tim, who was the team's chief marketing officer, according to a source close to the situation.
The Eagles have fired two executives in the last week: Senior vice president of communications Rob Zeiger was let go last Tuesday. Five months ago, Joe Banner stepped down as team president.
Despite the front office housecleaning, many Eagles fans are wondering when Jeffrey Lurie will start addressing his football operations, headed by coach Andy Reid. The owner is not expected to fire Reid before the season ends.
The Eagles confirmed Monday that Tim McDermott was no longer with the organization.
"Tim's departure was amicable, and the Eagles thank him for his work, value his past contributions, and wish him well in his future endeavors," the team said in a statement. The Eagles had no further comment.
McDermott, a Lansdale native, was named chief marketing officer in January 2010. He previously worked with the Eagles from 2004 to 2006 before taking a job with the Washington Capitals.
"The Eagles and I have parted on amicable terms," McDermott said in a statement released by the team. "I have nothing but good things to say about the Eagles and the people I worked with, and wish the team the best as I pursue some exciting opportunities."
McDermott's younger brother, Sean, worked as an assistant coach with the Eagles for more than a decade. He was defensive coordinator from 2009 to '10 before Reid fired him. McDermott then took the defensive coordinator's job in Carolina.
McDermott faced his former team for the first time on Monday night.
Many believe that Reid will be the next to go. Lurie said before the season that the Eagles needed to show "substantial improvement" upon last season's 8-8 record for Reid to return for a 15th season.
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