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Chiefs, Reid agree to terms

Published: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 10:05 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 10:08 p.m. CDT

(MCT) KANSAS CITY — The Chiefs have reached a contract agreement with Andy Reid to be their next head coach on Friday, according to a source close to the situation. Reid arrived in Kansas City after flying into Wheeler Downtown Airport. Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt then drove Reid to Arrowhead Stadium in a black SUV. Hunt showed Reid around the stadium and the former Eagles coach stopped to sign autographs for three Chiefs fans, writing "Go Chiefs" on a couple footballs. When asked for a comment by a Kansas City Star reporter, Reid declined.

The Chiefs also haven't settled on a new general manager to replace Scott Pioli, whose departure from the Chiefs was announced earlier on Friday. The most likely candidate is John Dorsey, Green Bay's director of college scouting. Reid will replace Romeo Crennel, who was fired Monday after the Chiefs finished their season at 2-14.

The expectations are that the Chiefs would improve quickly under Reid. "I think this team all of a sudden has a chance to be pretty good," former Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said. "He fits with the Chiefs. He coached at Missouri. He was in the Midwest. The fans will enjoy him and they'll enjoy his offense. He's got a plan. He's been in playoff games, he's been in Super Bowls. He's done it all. His legacy is one that he knows how to win games."

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