Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The New York Giants defeated the Philadelphia Eagles …
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Officials with the Kansas City Chiefs will be in Philadelphia Wednesday to meet with former Eagles coach Andy Reid before he heads to Arizona to interview for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen .
According to Mortensen’s report on ESPN.com , the Chiefs were to fly from Atlanta, where they met Tuesday with Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, to Philadelphia to speak with Reid, who was fired Monday after 14 seasons with the Eagles.
Reached by 41 Action News over the phone Wednesday morning, a spokesman with the Chiefs would not confirm or deny the report.
Reid appears anxious to get himself back in a head coaching gig. According to the report , he has already assembled a coaching staff and told them “he believes this process could be settled this week.”
Mortensen cites a league source who told ESPN he was “95 percent” sure Reid would end up in Arizona, but also says another source says the Cardinals’ search is “open,” with no leading candidate yet.
Reid piled up 130 wins in his 14 seasons in the City of Brotherly Love, more than double any other Eagles coach, but Philadelphia has only seen four winning seasons in the last eight years and finished 4-12 and in last place this year.
The Chiefs fired head coach Romeo Crennel, also on Monday, after one full season. In a statement issued that day, team CEO and Chairman Clark Hunt said he would immediately begin the process of looking to hire a new coach.
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