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Shake up in Kansas City: Chiefs fire GM John Dorsey, extend Andy Reid

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With the start of training camp a little over a month away, there’s some big crazy stuff happening in Kansas City.

The first news came a couple hours ago when the Chiefs officially extended head coach Andy Reid.

Within an hour the bombshell dropped that the team would not only not be extending General Manager John Dorsey, but that he would be stepping down immediately.

“I notified John that we would not be extending his contract beyond the 2017 season,” said owner Clark Hunt in a statement, “and after consideration, we felt it was in his best interests and the best interests of the team to part ways now. This decision, while a difficult one, allows John to pursue other opportunities as we continue our preparations for the upcoming season and the seasons to come. My family and I sincerely appreciate John’s work over the last four-and-a-half years, and we wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

Dorsey had been the team’s GM since 2013, coming onboard the same year Andy Reid took over as head coach. Since then the team has had a winning record every season, including winning the AFC West last season.

But in that time, the Chiefs have won just one playoff game (2015). It would appear the credit for the regular season wins has gone to Reid, while the blame for their lack of deep playoff runs went to Dorsey.