Eagles announce Doug Pederson as new head coach

Former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson was officially announced as the new Philadelphia Eagles coach. He'll be announced at a news conference Tuesday. Pederson replaced Chip Kelly, who was fired Dec. 29. "We are excited to introduce Doug Pederson as our new head coach," Eagles owner Jeff Lurie said in a statement. "Doug is a strategic thinker, a compelling leader and communicator, and someone who truly knows how to get the best out of his players. All of these factors were what initially attracted us to Doug and we believe that he is the right man to help us achieve our ultimate goal." Before coaching, Pederson spent 12 seasons as a backup quarterback with four NFL teams: Miami, Green Bay, Philadelphia and Cleveland. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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