PHILADELPHIA — Andy Reid has been fired after 14 seasons coaching the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles made the announcement Monday. Team owner Jeffrey Lurie says, "it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction."
Reid is due to make $6 million in 2013 in the final year of his contract. He is the franchise leader in wins (140) and winning percentage (.578) and led the Eagles to six division titles and five NFC championship games. He led them to the Super Bowl in 2004.
Lurie put Reid on notice after last season's 8-8 record. The Eagles slumped to 4-12 this season forcing Lurie to make the move.
Lurie calls Reid, "someone I respect greatly and will remain friends with for many years to come."
Reid inherited a 3-13 team in 1999, drafted Donovan McNabb with the No. 2 overall pick in that year's draft, and quickly turned the franchise into a title contender.
Chargers fire coach Norv Turner, GM A.J. Smith
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers have fired general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner after missing the playoffs for the third straight season.
Coming after a season of stunning come-from-ahead losses and increasing fan anger, the firings complete a startling fall for a team that won the AFC West from 2006-09.
The Chargers are the third team to fire Turner, who has an overall head coaching record of 114-122-1.
Despite having what was perceived as one of the NFL's most-talented rosters for several seasons, Smith and Turner never got the Chargers to the Super Bowl.
Chiefs fire Crennel, make no move on GM Pioli
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have fired coach Romeo Crennel after a 2-14 season marked by blowout losses, fan rebellion and a murder-suicide involving one of his players.
No decision has been made about the future of general manager Scott Pioli.
Crennel was fired Monday after one full season as coach, and one day after Kansas City lost 38-3 to the Denver Broncos to match the fewest wins in franchise history.
The Chiefs' only victories came against New Orleans and Carolina, the latter coming one day after linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend to death and then drove to the team's practice facility and turned the gun on himself as Crennel and Pioli looked on.
Crennel's career record is 28-55 in five-plus seasons as a head coach.
Browns fire coach, GM
BEREA, Ohio — A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns have fired coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert.
Shurmur and Heckert were informed Monday at the team's facility, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the moves. The dismissals come one day after the Browns lost their finale 24-10 in Pittsburgh, completing a 5-11 season.
Shurmur went 9-23 in two seasons with the Browns, who have undergone almost constant change since their return to the NFL as an expansion franchise in 1999. Heckert infused Cleveland's roster with talent during three years with the team.
Owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner will try to turn around a franchise that has lost at least 11 games the past five seasons.
Jets fire GM Tannenbaum, Ryan stays
FLORHAM PARK, N. J. — The New York Jets have fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum and say coach Rex Ryan will be back next season.
The Jets finished 6-10 and were in constant turmoil from the moment they acquired Tim Tebow in a trade before the season.
Jets owner Woody Johnson said in a statement Monday that "like all Jets fans, I am disappointed with this year's results."
Tannenbaum, who signed off on Tebow trade, has two years left on his contract. Tebow was brought in as a backup for Mark Sanchez but was expected to play a key role in certain offensive schemes. It never worked out.
Jaguars fire GM Gene Smith after 4 seasons
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired general manager Gene Smith after four disappointing seasons, including the worst year in franchise history.
Owner Shad Khan made the announcement Monday.
Coach Mike Mularkey could be next. Khan is waiting to decide Mularkey's fate until he hires a new general manager, which could happen this week.
Mularkey failed to make the Jaguars (2-14) better in his first season, and Jacksonville set a franchise record for losses this season and dropped eight games by 16 or more points.
Smith had been with the team since its inception in 1994, working his way up from regional scout to general manager. He was the architect of the roster since 2009, compiling a 22-42 record and failing to acquire a single player who made the Pro Bowl.