As the Kansas City Chiefs continued to try to work out a deal with the New York Jets that would free up their head coach, Herman Edwards, Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson was reportedly in Indianapolis interviewing Colts defensive coordinator Ron Meeks.
Whether the Chiefs -- through their sudden interview with Meeks -- were establishing new options in case they couldn't pry Edwards from the Jets, or wanted to simply put pressure on New York to strike a reasonable deal with them may not ever be known. But as of late Thursday, Edwards cleaned out his desk in New York and according to one report by ESPN.com, the Chiefs will be sending a fourth-round pick to the Jets as compensation for the rights to sign Edwards as their new head coach. The offer is reportedly pending at the league office for review, delaying the announcement of Edwards as Kansas City's new head coach. But that should occur within the next couple of days after Edwards and the Chiefs work out the details of his contract.
Peterson has a longstanding relationship with Edwards, signing him as an undrafted free agent for the Eagles and then giving him his first NFL job following his playing career as an executive in Kansas City's player-personnel department.
In addition to Meeks, the Chiefs have interviewed Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel and Kansas City offensive coordinator Al Saunders.
Meeks became the second Colts coach to be interviewed for a head coach position this week. Assistant head coach Jim Caldwell interviewed with the Vikings, but it appears they are going to bring Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress on board as their new head coach.
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