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Chiefs Reportedly Zeroing In on Hiring Andy Reid by Matt Lombardo

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Former Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid is on the verge of being hired by the Kansas City Chiefs according to multiple published reports.

According to multiple reports, former Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid will likely be named the next Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs in the very near future.

ESPN’s Chris Mortenson and Adam Schefter both report that Reid is on the verge of being hired by the Kansas City Chiefs, just three days after being released of his duties by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Reid was scheduled to fly to both San Diego and Arizona for interviews in the next 48 hours, but according to a source, will cancel those flights. If Reid is in fact hired by the Chiefs, he will have final say on all personnel decisions.

Multiple outlets were reporting Tuesday that Reid was close to being hired by the Arizona Cardinals, but those stories turned out to be false. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, General Manager Scott Pioli, President Mark Donovan and executive Ryan Petkoff met with Reid on Wednesday at a private Philadelphia airport and according to sources, that meeting lasted nearly nine hours.

Reid was scheduled to interview with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday but due to the length of the interview with Kansas City, missed his flight.

According to several published reports, Reid is on the verge of being hired by the Chiefs following Wednesday’s session and one of the stipulations is that Reid brings former Browns General Manager Tom Heckert along to Kansas City, as the two worked together in Philadelphia.

Many close to Reid confirm that he has already assembled a coaching staff that he plans to bring along to his next job, and expects this process to happen rapidly.

One coach who will not be joining Reid in his next stop is Duce Staley. Staley, who played under Reid from 1999-2003, and has served as the Eagles Special Teams Quality Control Coach since 2011, will not be released from his contract according to a team source.

Meanwhile, Doug Pederson will be allowed out of his contract with the Eagles and will likely join Reid on his next staff.

Reid was fired following his third losing season as Eagles Head Coach after finishing 4-12 this season following a disappointing 8-8 2011 campaign.


Matt Lombardo is the Lead Writer and Eagles Beat Reporter for Taking It To The House. To Contact or interview Matt, email him at . Follow Matt on Twitter @MattLombardo975

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