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Eagles sack Kelly...Mizzou officials make stadium offer for Rams...Colts get 2 QBs

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 30, 2015 at 3:40 a.m.



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have fired head coach Chip Kelly, who guided the team to a 26-21 record after being hired away from the University of Oregon in 2013. The Eagles went to the playoffs in Kelly's first season at the helm, but they are 6-9 this year and 7-12 in their last 19 games. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will coach the Eagles in the season finale at the New York Giants on Sunday.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In an effort to keep the Rams in St. Louis, a task force commissioned by Missouri's governor has sent the NFL its proposal for a billion-dollar stadium to be built along the Mississippi River. The submission comes a day ahead of the deadline set by the NFL. The Rams, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are seeking to move to the Los Angeles area.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts have signed free agent quarterbacks Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley with their top three options injured or out altogether. The former Tampa Bay signal-caller has started 60 games but hasn't played in the NFL since 2013. Starter Andrew Luck is still out with a lacerated kidney, backup Matt Hasselbeck is considered doubtful after due to a shoulder injury and third-stringer Charlie Whitehurst was placed on injured reserve yesterday with a hamstring problem.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has released a statement confirming that head coach Gus Bradley will remain in place for the final year of his contract. Khan said he spoke to Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell on Tuesday to make them aware of his intentions. Bradley is 12-35 in three seasons.

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns say leading scorer Eric Bledsoe is done for the season after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The 26-year-old point guard was injured in the team's home loss to Philadelphia on Saturday. Bledsoe appeared in 31 games this season, averaging 20.4 points and 6.1 assists per game.

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