Marcus Hayes: Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie lied about the rebuild

PHILADELPHIA — Jeffrey Lurie lied. It was a lovely little lie, and a lie we should be happy about, but it was a lie just the same. He indicated that his Eagles were ready to tank. He told us Jan. 11 that he fired Doug Pederson because Pederson saw 2021 as a rebound year, while Lurie — his team already in salary cap hell and facing a salary cap decrease — saw 2021 as a rebuild year: “A real trough, a real transition period … I think that’s what we’re in … like 2016 … We have to retrench and rededicate … My vision is much more: How can we get back to the success we’ve had … in the next…

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