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Jeffrey Lurie changed Eagles power structure to maximize Chip Kelly

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Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie is in Arizona this week for the annual NFL owner's meetings. Lurie took the time to speak with a larger contingent of media on Tuesday afternoon. He touched on a number of topics.

One of the biggest talking points was the Eagles front office power structure change that took place early in 2015. The big theme Lurie kept repeating is that he wants to give Chip Kelly the best chance to succeed. Lurie felt giving Kelly the power over the player personnel department is the best way to "maximize" Kelly. The franchise will live or die by Kelly's decisions.

Lurie also discussed Howie Roseman and Tom Gamble. He noted that, despite being moved out of player personnel, Roseman is still a valuable contributor to the franchise. Lurie didn't really go into details when it came to Gamble but he indicated it was his call to let him go. Whether you believe what he had to say is your call.