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Dick Vermeil reportedly endorsed Chiefs to Andy Reid

The mutual interest between coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs quickly gained steam, and a deal is expected to be reached soon. Some have wondered why Reid would want to go to an organization with an unsettled quarterback situation and an uncertain general manager situation.

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Apparently he's had a Kansas City sherpa, of sorts.

Reid is close friends with former Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil, and a source told Philly.com the two had conversations about the organization. Vermeil seems to have given the thumbs-up and has been in contact with the Chiefs about Reid as recently as Tuesday.

The Reid-K.C. connection makes a little more sense now.

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