Giants fire coach McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese

Former New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese, left, shakes hands with former head coach Ben McAdoo at a press conference on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

A person familiar with the situation says Ben McAdoo has been fired as coach of the New York Giants and Jerry Reese is out as general manager less than a year after taking the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017 12:10 PM
Updated: Dec. 4, 2017 12:20 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Ben McAdoo has been fired as coach of the New York Giants and Jerry Reese is out as general manager less than a year after taking the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

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McAdoo and Reese were fired Monday, a day after the Giants were beaten in Oakland and dropped to 2-10, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an official announcement.

The firings cap an injury-marred season highlighted by the loss of catalyst wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Oct. 8.

The move also came less than a week after the 40-year-old McAdoo made one of his biggest mistakes of his short tenure, mishandling the decision to bench two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning. The move led co-owner John Mara to admit he wished the decision had been handled better.

McAdoo posted a 13-16 record, and his firing is the first mid-season head coaching move by the Giants since Bill Arnsparger was replaced seven games into the 1976 season by John McVay.

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