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Eagles hire new head coach

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(AP) -

The Eagles have hired Doug Pederson to be their coach.

Pederson was Kansas City's offensive coordinator the past three seasons.

Pederson accepted the offer to become Philadelphia's coach last week. The team had to wait for the Chiefs to be eliminated from the playoffs before making it official.

Pederson started nine games as quarterback for the Eagles in 1999. He replaces Chip Kelly, who was fired one game before completing his third season.

The Eagles interviewed six candidates, including two-time Super Bowl champion Tom Coughlin.
 

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