NFL's Black Monday hits with growing list of firings

Record-Courier staff report Published:

For years, the Monday following the final regular season game has been referred to as "Black Monday."

The nickname was coined when the Monday after Week 17 became notorious for coaches and other front-office executives to be fired.

This year was no different as a large number of changes were announced. Here is a list:

- The Cleveland Browns fired head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert.

- The Chicago Bears fired head coach Lovie Smith.

- The Philadelphia Eagles fired head coach Andy Reid.

- The San Diego Chargers fired head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith.

- The Arizona Cardinals fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves.

- The New York Jets fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

- The Kansas City Chiefs fired head coach Romeo Crennel.

- The Buffalo Bills fired head coach Chan Gailey.

- The Jacksonville Jaguars fired general manager Gene Smith.

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