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Eagles fire coach Chip Kelly with 1 game left in 3rd season

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PHILADELPHIA— The Philadelphia Eagles have fired coach Chip Kelly with one game left in his third season, dumping their coach after missing the playoffs in consecutive seasons.

Kelly was released Tuesday night just before the end of a disappointing season that began with Super Bowl expectations. The Eagles are 6-9 after going 10-6 in each of Kelly’s first two seasons.

Eagles CEO Jeffrey Lurie said Tuesday that he appreciates Kelly’s contributions and wishes him success going forward.

The Eagles also fired Ed Marynowitz, who was vice president of player personnel.

Kelly made several bold moves that backfired after assuming full control of personnel decisions last offseason.

Kelly replaced Andy Reid and led the Eagles to an NFC East title in 2013 after they were 4-12 a year earlier. The Eagles missed the playoffs in 2014 after starting 9-3.

They were 7-12 in Kelly’s last 19 games.

Kelly was the focus of the Cleveland Browns’ coaching search in 2013. Reports indicate the Browns plan to keep current head coach Mike Pettine another season.