Andy Reid pulled up to Arrowhead Stadium in a black SUV on 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.

Just a few hours later, Reid officially became the coach of the Chiefs.

The longtime Philadelphia Eagles coach signed a five-year deal, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the terms of the contract.

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

It is expected that Reid will pursue longtime Green Bay Packers personnel man John Dorsey or former Browns G.M. Tom Heckert -- or perhaps both -- to work with him.

Reid inherits a team that went 2-14, matching the worst record in franchise history. But he will 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 told the AP this week. "The franchise remains very well respected."

Hunt promised to be thorough and efficient in finding a replacement for Romeo Crennel, who was fired Monday after his first full season.


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Browns: Chip Kelly is close to taking his fast-paced offense to the NFL.

A person familiar with the negotiations said the Browns are nearing a deal with Oregon's offensive mastermind to be their next coach.

The Browns interviewed Kelly on Friday and the Ducks coach was supposed to meet with Philadelphia in Arizona. However, a person familiar with the interviews said the Eagles are "heading in another direction" because Kelly is nearing a deal with Cleveland.

Eagles: While Reid has found a new home, the Eagles' search to replace him could take some time.

The Eagles were granted permission to interview Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.

Team officials already have met with three candidates and plan to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Sunday.

Bills: The Bills are taking their coaching search to Denver to interview McCoy after spending much of the past week meeting candidates in Arizona.

Panthers: Owner Jerry Richardson has scheduled a meeting with Ron Rivera on Saturday morning to discuss the coach's future with the team, said a person familiar with the situation.

Jets: The Jets have begun the process of replacing Mike Tannenbaum as the team's general manager, with Atlanta's David Caldwell and the 49ers' Tom Gamble among the first group of interviews.

Colts: Left guard Joe Reitz will not play in Sunday's playoff game at Baltimore because of a concussion. He probably will be replaced by Jeff Linkenbach.