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Chip Kelly timeline

A LOOK at the Eagles under Chip Kelly.

A LOOK at the Eagles under Chip Kelly:


Jan. 16, 2013: In a surprising move, the Eagles hired University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly, an offensive innovator at the college level with no NFL experience.

April 25-27: Offensive lineman Lane Johnson, tight end Zach Ertz and defensive tackle Bennie Logan were the Eagles' first three draft picks.

July 31: Wide receiver Riley Cooper apologized to teammates after video surfaced of him using a racial epithet at a recent concert. The incident threatened the stability of the locker room.

Sept. 9: The Eagles' first game under Kelly was a rousing, 33-27 win over the Redskins. The Birds held a 26-7 halftime lead, outgaining Washington in yardage, 322-75.

Sept. 19: Lost to former Eagles coach Andy Reid and the Chiefs, 26-16, at the Linc.

Nov. 3: Quarterback Nick Foles tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes in a 49-20 win at Oakland.

Dec. 8: Running back LeSean McCoy ran for a team-record 217 yards in a win over Detroit in a snowstorm.

Dec. 29: Won at Dallas in the final week of the season to clinch the NFC East.

Jan. 4, 2014: Lost to New Orleans, 26-24, on a field goal at the gun in what would be Kelly's only playoff game as Eagles coach.


March 28, 2014: Released wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

May 8-10: Defensive lineman Marcus Smith, wide receivers Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff were the Eagles' first three draft picks.

Sept. 21: Following a win over Washington to improve to 3-0, cornerback Cary Williams observed that Kelly's practices were too taxing.

Nov. 27: Rolled Dallas, 33-10, on Thanksgiving, to improve to 9-3.

Dec. 2: Weary of being asked about his starting quarterback, Kelly mockingly said Nick Foles was going to be the starter for the next 1,000 years.

Dec. 14: Losses to the Seahawks and Cowboys cost the Eagles control of the NFC East.

Dec. 28: Beat the Giants, 34-26, to set the team's record for points in a season for the second year in a row. The Eagles, finished 10-6 for the second consecutive season but did not make the playoffs.


Jan. 2, 2015: Assumed the role of head of football operations, as Howie Roseman was demoted from general manager to a largely diminished executive role.

March 3: Traded LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for linebacker Kiko Alonso.

March 10: Traded Nick Foles and a second-round draft pick to St. Louis for quarterback Sam Bradford . . . Signed free-agent cornerback Byron Maxwell from Seattle.

March 11: Allowed wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to sign with Kansas City.

March 12: Signed reigning NFL rushing champ and free agent DeMarco Murray away from Dallas, and Ryan Mathews from San Diego to form a potent (and crowded) backfield, along with Darren Sproles

April 30-May 2: Selected wide receiver Nelson Agholor, defensive back Eric Rowe and linebacker Jordan Hicks with their first three draft picks.

Nov. 22: Lost to Tampa Bay, 45-17.

Nov. 26: Lost at Detroit, 45-14.

Dec. 6: Murray, on a plane ride back after a stirring victory at New England, complained about his diminished role to owner Jeffrey Lurie.

Dec. 20: Lost to Arizona, 40-17.

Dec. 26: The Redskins, who were thumped by the Eagles in Kelly's debut, ended the Eagles' playoff hopes - and ultimately Kelly's tenure - with a 38-24 victory at Lincoln Financial Field. The loss came 55 years to the day since the Eagles last won an NFL title.

Dec. 28: Kelly asserted that he was not the team's general manager in a news conference following the loss to Washington.

Dec. 29: Owner Jeffrey Lurie fired Kelly and Ed Marynowitz, the team's vice president of player personnel, in a move that arguably was more stunning than his hiring.

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