KANSAS CITY, Mo. Andy Reid pulled up to Arrowhead Stadium in a black sport-utility vehicle Friday, stepped out of it wearing a dark suit and red tie, and walked briskly toward the doors of the Kansas City Chiefs' home.
His new home, as it turned out. A few hours later, Reid officially became the coach of the Chiefs. The longtime Philadelphia Eagles coach signed a five-year deal, two sources said.
The Chiefs have scheduled an introductory news conference for Monday.
Reid's agreement was finalized shortly after the Chiefs announced they had parted ways with general manager Scott Pioli after four tumultuous seasons.
It's expected that Reid will pursue longtime Green Baker Packers personnel man John Dorsey or former Cleveland Browns GM Tom Heckert or perhaps both to work with him in the front office.
Reid inherits a team that went 2-14, matching the worst record in franchise history. But he'll also have the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, and with five players voted to the Pro Bowl this season, Kansas City has building blocks in place to make a quick turnaround.
"Overall, the job is still attractive," Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said earlier this week. "The franchise remains very well-respected."
Long considered one of the NFL's bright offensive minds, Reid had a record of 130-93-1 in 14 seasons in Philadelphia. He took a team that was 3-13 the season before his arrival and, in only two years, finished 11-5 and second in the NFC East. That began a stretch of five straight years in which Reid won at least 11 games, including one trip to the Super Bowl.
Browns Chip Kelly is close to taking his fast-paced offense to the NFL.
A source said Cleveland is nearing a deal with Oregon's offensive mastermind to be its next coach.
Browns officials interviewed Kelly on Friday, and the Ducks coach was supposed to meet with Philadelphia in Arizona. However, a source said the Eagles are "heading in another direction" because Kelly is nearing a deal with Cleveland.
Following Oregon's win over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday night, the 49-year-old Kelly said he wanted to get the interview process over quickly.
He turned down an offer from Tampa Bay last year to return for his fourth season at Oregon, where he is 46-7. He has boosted the school's national profile flashy uniforms helped with a high-powered offense capable of turning any game into a track meet.
Eagles While Reid has found a new home, Philadelphia's search to replace him could take some time.
The Eagles received permission to interview Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for their coaching vacancy.
Team officials already met with three candidates and plan to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in Denver on Sunday.
The Eagles' search could last until after the Super Bowl. Several other coaches on playoff teams could get interviews with Philadelphia. They include Cincinnati's Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer, Green Bay's Ben Mc- Adoo, Seattle's Darrell Bevell, Washington's Kyle Shanahan and Houston offensive coordinator Rick Dennison.
Jets New York began the process of replacing Mike Tannenbaum as general manager, with Atlanta's David Caldwell and the 49ers' Tom Gamble among the first group of interviews.
Caldwell, the Falcons' director of player personnel, was scheduled to meet with Jets officials Friday. Gamble, the 49ers' director of player personnel, and Heckert reportedly will meet with the team today.
Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson scheduled a meeting with Ron Rivera today to discuss the coach's future with the team, a source said.
It's uncertain if Richardson will inform Rivera whether he will remain Carolina's coach or gather input from Rivera and make a determination at a later date.
Rivera has two years remaining on a four-year contract. He's 13-19 in two seasons as the Panthers' coach.
Bills Buffalo is scheduled to interview McCoy today for its coaching position, a source said.
Vikings Minnesota listed quarterback Christian Ponder (bruised right elbow) and cornerback Antoine Winfield (broken right hand) as questionable for today's playoff game against Green Bay.
Seahawks Cornerback Brandon Browner is expected to start for Seattle on Sunday against Washington despite just returning this week from his four-game suspension for using a banned substance.
Redskins Washington restored cornerback Cedric Griffin to the 53-man roster in time for the playoffs after his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.