Chiefs' Reid big reason for free-agent flood

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 15, 2013

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 11: Andy Reid, head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles works on the sideline against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field on October 11, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs have been active players in free agency, already luring more than a half dozen players in an effort to overhaul their roster. One of the big reasons for their arrival has been new coach Andy Reid. The longtime coach of the Eagles was fired after 14 seasons, and Chiefs owner Clark Hunt made the quick and decisive move to hire him as a replacement for Romeo Crennel. He earned a reputation as a ''player's coach'' with the Eagles, and that appears to have carried over to Kansas City. Newcomers such as tight end Anthony Fasano, wide receiver Donnie Avery and quarterback Chase Daniel said Reid played a part in their signing with the Chiefs. Daniel called him ''one of the best offensive minds, in my opinion.''
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