Eagles defensive coordinator Sean Desai has been fired by coach Nick Sirianni, AP source says

The Birds went from 10-1 to losing in the wild-card round to the Buccaneers after finishing 11-6 in the regular season.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni watches during the second half of Super Bowl XVII, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni has fired defensive coordinator Sean Desai, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t announced the move.

Desai lost his play calling duties to assistant coach Matt Patricia in December. The Eagles went from 10-1 to losing in the wild-card round to Tampa Bay after finishing 11-6 in the regular season.

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NFL Network first reported Desai’s firing.

Desai replaced Jonathan Gannon, who left Philadelphia to become the head coach in Arizona after the Eagles lost to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

Desai was a defensive assistant in Seattle in 2022 and previously spent nine seasons in Chicago, including one year as defensive coordinator in 2021.

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