Source: Andy Reid doesn't know fate

  • Adam Schefter [ARCHIVE]
  • ESPN | December 30, 2012

Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid and team owner Jeffrey Lurie are scheduled to meet Monday, and a team official insisted Reid has yet to be informed if he will be fired.

Another Eagles source said Lurie and Reid met Friday, but the Eagles' owner did not inform him at that time that he would be let go. That news is expected to come Monday.

"I go in eyes wide open," Reid said after a 42-7 loss to the Giants on Sunday dropped the Eagles to a 4-12 season. "Either way, I understand. Whatever he chooses will be the right thing. He always does things for the best interests of the Eagles."

Asked if he wants to return in 2013, Reid said: "I'm all in."

Nevertheless, Reid is preparing to coach elsewhere next season in case he is no longer with the Eagles, according to sources.

He has been calling around the league, trying to put together a coaching staff, so that if and when he is let go in Philadelphia, he will be ready to resume coaching for another franchise next season.

Some around the league have wondered whether Reid would be a fit back in California, where he grew up, but the San Diego Chargers are planning to go in other directions than Reid, according to league sources.

Although he is not expected to be a candidate with the Chargers, he could wind up as a candidate in Jacksonville if the Jaguars fire Mike Mularkey or in Arizona if the Cardinals part ways with coach Ken Whisenhunt.

The 54-year-old Reid, who was hired to coach the Eagles in 1999, is 130-93-1 in 14 seasons with the franchise.

Under Reid, the Eagles have made nine playoff appearances, won six division titles, played in five NFC Championship Games and lost one Super Bowl.

After Sunday's game, players said they expect changes, but continued to support Reid.

"He's a great man and I love him to death," said quarterback Michael Vick, who could've played his last game with the Eagles. "I wish I could've done more. A lot of players wish they could've done more. Coaches can't play the games."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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