Chiefs, GM Pioli split after 4 seasons in KC

By DAVE SKRETTA - AP Sports Writer
    2013-01-04 09:20

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Scott Pioli is out as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs.

The team announced in a statement Friday that the two sides have ``mutually parted ways'' after four seasons marked by poor personnel decisions and failed coaching hires.

The Chiefs fired coach Romeo Crennel on Monday after going 2-14, matching the worst record in their 53-year history. Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said at the time other changes could be made, and indicated Pioli's future could be determined by their next coach.

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The Chiefs are nearing a deal with Andy Reid to replace Crennel. The team and the former Eagles coach have been negotiating at length the past couple days.