nfl notebook: Chiefs introduce Reid as new head coach
By The Associated Press
Published: Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, 8:10 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andy Reid was introduced as the new coach of the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, one week after he was fired following 14 mostly successful seasons in Philadelphia.
The 54-year-old Reid was joined by Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, team president Mark Donovan and several other executives at a packed news conference at Arrowhead Stadium.
He takes over for Romeo Crennel, who went 2-14 in his first full season as coach. Crennel was fired last Monday, the same day that Reid was dismissed following his tenure in Philadelphia that included 130 wins, six division titles and an appearance in the Super Bowl.
“I understand the energy that I have and that I bring to this organization,” said Reid, who wore a red tie adorned with Chiefs logos.
Bills hire Marrone
Doug Marrone became the second coach scooped up by an NFL team Monday, officially hired by the Buffalo Bills a day after reports first surfaced.
Marrone arrives in Buffalo after three seasons as the coach at Syracuse. The 48-year-old New Yorker takes over for Chan Gailey, who was fired after three losing seasons. Marrone helped restore the Orange to bowl status, but has a tougher job with the Bills — ending a 13-year postseason drought.
Cavanaugh won't return as Jets' QBs coach
Matt Cavanaugh will not return as the New York Jets' quarterbacks coach after four seasons with the team.
Cavanaugh's contract was due to expire in a few weeks and he was told Monday he would not be part of Rex Ryan's staff next season. Cavanaugh was responsible for the development of Mark Sanchez, who took a step back in his fourth season and was benched late in the year.
Eagles to interview Jay Gruden
The Philadelphia Eagles have received permission to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their coaching vacancy.
Gruden, the younger brother of Jon Gruden, finished his second season with Cincinnati.
Arians remains in hospital
Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians remained in a Baltimore hospital on Monday, a day after he missed the team's playoff loss to the Ravens.
On Twitter, team owner Jim Irsay wrote that Arians was feeling better and that the team hoped Arians could return home later Monday.
ACL in question for RG3
It doesn't sound good for Robert Griffin III.
An injury that sidelines RG3 well into next season is a very real possibility — or at least it seemed that way Monday after coach Mike Shanahan described the results of tests on the rookie's right knee.
Shanahan said the results are prompting the team to send Griffin to Florida on Tuesday to see renowned orthopedist James Andrews for more examinations, essentially a second opinion that will decide the team's fate for the 2013 season.
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