Chip Kelly has received the support of Philadelphia Eagles' owner Jeffrey Lurie in the decision to release DeSean Jackson.

The Eagles have denied the decision as being anything more than a "football decision."

"It was really a football decision," Lurie told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Chip and his people were incredibly clear that for us to get better we need to take a step back and reconfigure the wide receiver position. I think common to a lot of really smart coaches, he knows exactly what he wants at every position. And for Chip on offense, it just wasn't a good fit. It just was not a good fit with what he asks wide receivers to do."