UPDATE: Andy Reid Officially Fired

But you already knew that. Still, for the sake of appearances, let’s go through the motions. After yesterday’s 42-7 loss to the Giants (who still missed the playoffs), several sources close to the Eagles told various reporters that Reid would be informed of his dismissal in a meeting with Jeff Lurie later today. Looking forward, Birds 24/7 has created a list of potential replacements longer than thought possible. Contenders include excitable MNF anchor Jon Gruden, Penn State savior Bill O’Brien, and Denver Broncos’ offensive coordinator Peyton Manning Mike McCoy. [ESPN]

UPDATE 10:23 A.M.

Birds 24/7 reports that Lurie has made the firing official and will hold a press conference today.