Report: Former WR Andre Reed Joining Chiefs Staff

According to a report, former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship position with the Kansas City Chiefs. Reed will be a part of head coach Andy Reid’s staff throughout training camp and the NFL preseason. The fellowship program is designed to help increase the number of full-time NFL minority coaches. All 32 teams participate in this program on an annual basis.

The program was created to help minority candidates:

  • Observe
  • Participate
  • Gain Experience
  • Ultimately gain a full-time NFL coaching position

The fellowship program doesn’t impose any imperatives on NFL teams, but it does urge teams to consider program participants.

Having him on the staff could prove to be a coup for developing wide receivers like Jon Baldwin, Devon Wylie, Justin Hemingway, and Dexter McCluster. Reed was a standout wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills who is now a seven-time finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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  • ladner morse

    Andre Reed is and was incredible. He took a body with lesser skills than say… Jerry Rice or Michael Irvin… and made himself into a great receiver. He should be in the HoF imho.

    I think his approach and his knowledge can do nothing but help the Chiefs emergent corp of receivers. Go Andre Reed! Go Chiefs!

    • Stacy D. Smith

      Helps that he’s a tall guy like Baldwin. I LOVE this move.

    • steve james

      If he can get Baldwin to separate I am all for it!

  • Jim Harper

    What a golden opportunity for our young receivers to tap into the wealth of knowledge that Reed possesses. He is a class act and hopefully gets inducted into the HOF soon. He deserves to be there. Our boys can learn much from him.

  • Jason Seibel

    I think it’s fantastic! I’m all for programs like this to give guys a chance at coaching who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity and the fact that it’s Reed, and thinking what he could bring to our receiving corps, I’m all for it!

  • berttheclock

    Excellent. Now, please, bring Will Shields aboard to begin a career as an assistant coach.

  • RepOurChiefs

    Awesome move

  • Drewfish

    This does nothing but help all our WR/RBs…..great move wish he could stay longer!

  • Jamie Denton

    Andre Reed has to be one of my all time favorite receivers! Class Act all the way, and our receivers should take recorders or what ever they can to soak up every word this man has to say especially Baldwin! I am super excited he is coming to the Chiefs although I do not understand the process of us getting so lucky as to have him! Is it because we were dead last in the league last year and we are getting special perks to try and make us better? Whatever the case may be welcome to our KC Chiefs Mr. Reed, I know this is also a learning process for you as well, but I myself am glad that the Chiefs organization has such a awesome playmaker as yourself coming in to show our receivers just some of the things that made you such a great receiver and a hall of fame candidate! GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!