Reid on Childress
Reid said that he "would be honored" to bring former Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress back to his staff next season.
Childress, who worked with Reid from 1999 to 2005, was fired as head coach by the Minnesota Vikings last month.
"Brad knows any time Brad wants to come back, I'm here with open arms," Reid said in a conference call with Minnesota-area reporters. "I think Brad Childress should be given another opportunity as a head football coach. He does a heck of a job."
An Eagles spokesman said after the call that Reid has neither contacted nor offered Childress a job. Marty Mornhinweg is now the Eagles' offensive coordinator, although he has been mentioned as a possible head coaching candidate in the off-season.
With the Eagles scheduled to host the Vikings on Sunday, Reid and Childress had planned on spending Christmas together at the Reid residence. Childress' firing, of course, changed those plans.
"I can't tell you I didn't feel bad about it," Reid said about Childress being fired after a 3-7 start. "He's a close friend."
Childress was replaced by Leslie Frazier, another former assistant under Reid.