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Philadelphia Eagles fire head coach Chip Kelly

The Philadelphia Eagles part company with head coach Chip Kelly after failing to reach the NFL playoffs.

The Philadelphia Eagles have fired coach Chip Kelly following their failure to make the NFL playoffs for a second straight season.

Sunday's 38-24 defeat to the Washington Redskins saw the Eagles drop to 6-9, ending their hopes of reaching the post-season.

"We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward," Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie said in a club statement.

Kelly arrived in Philly two years ago and managed 10-6 records in his first two seasons in the NFL, losing to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card Game in 2013, his only playoff match.

Ed Marynowitz, vice-president of player personnel, has also left the NFC East team.

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Head coach Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on from the sideline in the second half against the Carolina Panthers on August 15, 2013
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