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PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AFP) December 31, 2012 2:58:29 PM EST

Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Reid was among the casualties as under-achieving NFL teams sent coaches packing on the

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Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Reid was among the casualties as under-achieving NFL teams sent coaches packing on the "Black Monday" following the end of the regular season.

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith watches the action during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Chicago parted ways Monday with coach Smith -- the day after the Bears beat Detroit to complete a 10-6 season that wasn't good enough to get them in the playoffs.

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Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith watches the action during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Chicago parted ways Monday with coach Smith -- the day after the Bears beat Detroit to complete a 10-6 season that wasn't good enough to get them in the playoffs.

 "I look forward to the day we will all welcome him back and introduce him into the Eagles Hall of Fame because that is inevitable."

Lurie said the Eagles will immediately begin their search for Reid's successor and that he has "a very, very defined list of candidates".

There will be no shortage of coaches looking for work.

Head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers on the sidelines during a 24-21 win over the Oakland Raiders to end a 6-10 season at Qualcomm Stadium on December 30, 2012 in San Diego, California. The perennially under-achieving Chargers sacked Turner and general manager A.J. Smith.

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Head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers on the sidelines during a 24-21 win over the Oakland Raiders to end a 6-10 season at Qualcomm Stadium on December 30, 2012 in San Diego, California. The perennially under-achieving Chargers sacked Turner and general manager A.J. Smith.

Crennel had taken over for Todd Haley on an interim basis and coached the final three games of the 2011 campaign and was given the job full-time after that season.

Head Coach Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on during pre-game warm ups before playing the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 16, 2012 in Oakland, California.

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Head Coach Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on during pre-game warm ups before playing the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 16, 2012 in Oakland, California.

"However, I am embarrassed by the poor product we gave our fans this season, and I believe we have no choice but to move the franchise in a different direction."

Arizona, losers of 11 of their last 12 games en route to a 5-11 record, fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves.


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