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January 5, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andy Reid is the Chiefs' new chief. The former Eagles coach came to an agreement with Kansas City to become its next head coach. The Chiefs tweeted a photo of Reid and Chiefs owner Clark Hunt signing the contract on Friday night. "Andy Reid and Clark Hunt make it official," the tweet said. "Reid becomes the Head Coach of the Chiefs. " Reid and his wife, Tammy, boarded a private plane with Hunt and were flown to Kansas City Friday afternoon. When the Reids touched down at Kansas City airport, camera crews were already waiting for the new coach, according to local reports.
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July 1, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
FORMER Fox 29 traffic reporter Kacie McDonnell has a new love interest. You may recall, she moved from Philly to Kansas City last year to be closer to then-boyfriend Aaron Murray , quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Months later, the pair announced their engagement, but, alas, by January it was over. McDonnell has now been seen with a celebrity from another sport - Kansas City Royals' slugging first baseman Eric Hosmer . Both McDonnell and Hosmer confirmed rumors by posting pictures on social media of themselves getting up-close and personal over the weekend.
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January 16, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The Eagles hired former quarterback and assistant coach Doug Pederson as head coach today in a nod by owner Jeffrey Lurie to the success and environment that the team had under Andy Reid.    Pederson, 47, has been Reid's offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs for the past three seasons. Before going to Kansas City, he was Reid's quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia after starting as a quality control coach. Pederson has spent seven seasons as an NFL coach, and all have been under Reid.
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January 3, 2012
Here is the order of the 2012 NFL draft:   1. Indianapolis Colts 2. St. Louis Rams 3. Minnesota Vikings 4. Cleveland Browns 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6. Washington Redskins 7. Jacksonville Jaguars 8. Carolina Panthers # 9. Miami Dolphins # 10. Buffalo Bills 11. Kansas City Chiefs # 12. Seattle Seahawks # 13. Arizona Cardinals 14. Dallas Cowboys ...
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May 18, 2012
The Eagles announced Wednesday that former offensive line coach Bill Walsh, 84, died Sunday at his home in Atlanta. Mr. Walsh spent 32 years coaching professional football and wrapped up his career with the Eagles from 1987 to '91 before retiring, the Eagles said in a statement. A former star at Phillipsburg (N.J.) High School, Mr. Walsh played college football at Notre Dame, where he was an all-American center and a part of two national championship teams. After a six-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and two all-pro selections, Mr. Walsh began his pro coaching career in 1960 with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League.
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December 14, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Will I play another game? Please don't let it end this way. Chicken parm, you taste so good.   Here in Week 14 of Peyton Manning's 18th NFL season, it is fair to wonder whether one of the greatest quarterbacks in history is finished. If he is, he's going to need that chicken parm as comfort food. All we know for sure is that Manning, 39, is going to miss his fourth straight game Sunday, when his Denver Broncos play host to the Oakland Raiders. He has been sidelined by a foot injury since being removed from a miserable mid-November loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
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June 2, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, INQUIRER COLUMINST
Why is Chase Daniel here? In some ways, the question is easy to answer. He is here because of his close relationship with Doug Pederson, who is his head coach with the Eagles and was his offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs. He is here because the Eagles signed him to a three-year contract that gave Daniel $12 million in guaranteed money and that could be worth up to $21 million - a handsome paycheck for a quarterback who has started two games in seven NFL seasons. And he is here because of his intimate knowledge of Pederson's offense.
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July 8, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
CONGRATS TO 6ABC's Brian Taff and wife Mara , who welcomed twin boys July 2. The twins, Brady Donovan and Sawyer Patrick , weighed in at 4 pounds, 11 ounces and 5 pounds 4 ounces, respectively. These are the Taffs' first children. In fact, the boys could serve as unofficial 6ABC mascots. Not only does Brian co-anchor the 4 p.m. newscast, but Mara works in the creative services department.   A 'Real' diva "Real Housewife of New York's" Aviva Drescher and the fam spent her July Fourth weekend in Philly, stopping by hotspots of all different stripes.
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July 29, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
FOX 29 TRAFFIC DOYENNE Kacie McDonnell could have a "Bachelorette" for a buddy. As previously reported in this column, McDonnell is dating Aaron Murray , a recently signed quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs who was previously a star at the University of Georgia. Murray's older brother? That would be former pro baseball player Josh Murray , one of two finalists for the heart of the current "Bachelorette," Andi Dorfman . He was a baseball prospect for the Milwaukee Brewers before joining his brother on the football team at Georgia, where he played safety.
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August 1, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
For students of recent Eagles history, the 2014 NFL scouting combine should stand as the first and best indication of the depth of a conflict that came to define the franchise. Chip Kelly vs. Howie Roseman was a battle born of the pair's personalities, backgrounds and opinions about football, and the quarterback position was grounds for one of their fiercest disagreements. Nick Foles had just unfurled a stunning season in Kelly's first year as head coach, throwing 27 touchdown passes and two interceptions, leading the NFL in quarterback rating, yards per attempt, and touchdown percentage.
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June 2, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, INQUIRER COLUMINST
Why is Chase Daniel here? In some ways, the question is easy to answer. He is here because of his close relationship with Doug Pederson, who is his head coach with the Eagles and was his offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs. He is here because the Eagles signed him to a three-year contract that gave Daniel $12 million in guaranteed money and that could be worth up to $21 million - a handsome paycheck for a quarterback who has started two games in seven NFL seasons. And he is here because of his intimate knowledge of Pederson's offense.
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May 21, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
During the first few minutes of the Eagles' rookie minicamp practice last Friday, Doug Pederson did what everyone expected him to do. No, he did not rock to the gentle groove of the Ghost Town DJs' "My Boo," the first song to play at Pederson's first practice as the Eagles' head coach. Instead, he focused his attention entirely on quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Everett Golson, crossing his arms and eyeballing them as they went through a series of elementary drills: dropping back, pantomiming handoffs and play-action passes, tossing the football to a nearby member of the coaching staff.
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March 12, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Columnist
When Chase Daniel arrived at the NovaCare Complex on Thursday, his first full day as the Eagles' backup quarterback, his new head coach and old friend Doug Pederson took him on a tour of the facility. The tour lasted 45 minutes, because when Daniel and Pederson get to talking about football or their families or pretty much anything, they find it hard to stop. "We have a very special relationship," Daniel said. That relationship developed over their three years together with the Kansas City Chiefs - Pederson as the offensive coordinator under Andy Reid, Daniel as the No. 2 quarterback behind Alex Smith.
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January 27, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
After the season ended, Eagles management told tight end Zach Ertz that the team wanted to sign him to a contract extension during the offseason. Ertz expected it to take longer than three weeks, but the Eagles followed through on Monday. Ertz signed a five-year extension through the 2021 season that will pay him $42.5 million with $20 million guaranteed, according to a league source. The deal makes Ertz one of the highest-paid tight ends in the NFL and also fortifies the 2013 second-round pick as a foundation piece for the franchise.
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January 21, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Doug Pederson stood in the front of the NovaCare Complex auditorium for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon. He thanked lots of people and answered question after question about the most high-profile job he has ever held. Sure, he once opened a season as an NFL starting quarterback right here in Philadelphia, but nothing he did or said mattered much, which was good because he never did or said much that mattered. Pederson was Andy Reid's chosen body and mind to bridge the gap to the start of Donovan McNabb's career.
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January 21, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Doug Pederson doesn't know Sam Bradford. He hasn't met Sam Bradford yet. He first did a deep dive on Sam Bradford the Quarterback in 2010, when Pederson was an offensive quality-control coach for the Eagles and Bradford was leaving Oklahoma for the NFL draft as the No. 1 overall pick. The Eagles were never going to get Bradford in that draft, but Pederson had researched him anyway, poring over every throw of Bradford's terrific college career, forming an impression that Pederson carried with him Tuesday to his introductory news conference as the Eagles head coach.
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January 20, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The wait is over. The Eagles officially named Doug Pederson head coach on Monday. Pederson, who arrived in Philadelphia on Monday morning, is to be introduced at a news conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex. He becomes the 23d head coach in franchise history, including those who held the interim tag. "Doug is a strategic thinker, a compelling leader and communicator, and someone who truly knows how to get the best out of his players," Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement.
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January 20, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
AT 2 P.M. Tuesday, Jeffrey Lurie will introduce the Eagles' 23rd head coach, Doug Pederson, at a NovaCare news conference. Presumably, Lurie also will entertain questions about where his franchise is headed, why Howie Roseman is again in charge of personnel, and why Roseman hasn't been available to reporters since rejoining the football side of Lurie's operation upon the firing of Chip Kelly three weeks ago. It ought to be a fun time for all. ...
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January 19, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
GIVEN THE CLOSE connection that Doug Pederson has to Andy Reid, it is human nature to think the Eagles' imminent hiring of the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive coordinator as head coach represents a return to the era Reid established in South Philadelphia for 14 seasons. After all, Reid, who was the quarterbacks coach in Green Bay when he was named Eagles coach in 1999, handpicked Pederson, the backup quarterback for the Packers, to be his first starter and help teach his system of offense to the Birds.
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