Andy Reid to coach Kansas City Chiefs

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Former Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid has agreed to a five-year deal to become coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the terms of the contract.

The people also said that Reid has already begun assembling a staff.

Reid’s agreement was finalized shortly after the Chiefs announced they had parted ways with general manager Scott Pioli after four seasons.

RAVENS: Linebacker Ray Lewis will make his return from a torn triceps in Sunday’s wild-card game against the Indianapolis Colts, coach John Harbaugh said Friday.

“He’s ready to go,’’ Harbaugh said. “He’s going to play in this game and he should be full speed.’’

SEAHAWKS: Cornerback Brandon Browner is expected to start for Seattle in the playoff opener Sunday at Washington despite just returning this week from his four-game suspension.

COLTS: Left guard Joe Reitz will not play in Sunday’s playoff game against Baltimore because of a concussion.

He likely will be replaced by Jeff Linkenbach. Reitz was kicked in the head on an extra-point during last Sunday’s win over Houston.


PANTHERS: A person familiar with the situation says Carolina owner Jerry Richardson has scheduled a meeting with Ron Rivera this morning to discuss the coach’s future with the team.

Rivera has two years remaining on a four-year contract. He’s 19-32 in two seasons as the Panthers coach.

KELLY’S TOUR: The Cleveland Browns and at least two other NFL teams are expected to interview Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who said after Thursday night’s Fiesta Bowl win over Kansas State that he hopes to have the process “wrapped up quickly.”

Along with the Browns, the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly in Arizona and have scheduled meetings with Kelly.

The Philadelphia Eagles will interview Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for their coaching vacancy.


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