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Timing's right for Reid, Eagles

Coach's extension announced as team positions itself for NFC East title run

Originally Published: December 10, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The only issue for Eagles ownership in regard to Andy Reid's three-year contract extension was figuring out when to announce it.

The deal has been close to an agreement for weeks, but ownership knows Eagles fans. They're tough. Despite the fact that Reid and quarterback Donovan McNabb are part of a regime that has been to five NFC Championship games, fans want more and somehow have a sour taste about locking up Reid through 2013. Around the NFL, everyone felt this was a no-brainer ...

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