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Eagles fire Sean McDermott

Updated: January 15, 2011, 7:19 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN

Less than a week after Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said that defensive coordinator Sean McDermott would return in 2011, the Eagles have fired McDermott.

A team spokesman confirmed the firing Saturday, which was first reported by ESPN. No replacement has been announced.

McDermott, 36, came under heavy criticism in a season in which the Eagles allowed a franchise-high 31 touchdown passes and had the worst red-zone defense in the NFL. However, Reid said in ...

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