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Chiefs, Scott Pioli Mutually Part Ways

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Scott Pioli (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Scott Pioli (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Scott Pioli era in Kansas City is over.

According to the team’s website, the Chiefs and Pioli are mutually parting ways after his four years as general manager.

Pioli was named Kansas City’s general manager in 2009 after spending nine years with the New England Patriots. Pioli earned NFL Executive of the Year honors in 2010 after the Chiefs went 10-6 and won the AFC West, but it was all downhill from there.

The Chiefs followed their first playoff berth in seven years with a 7-9 season, and followed that up with a dismal 2-12 record in 2012.

With the team in a sharp decline the last two seasons, both the Chiefs and Pioli agreed it was time to part ways.

“The bottom line is that I did not accomplish all of what I set out to do,” Pioli said in a statement on the team’s website. “To the Hunt family – to the great fans of the Kansas City Chiefs – to the players, all employees and alumni, I truly apologize for not getting the job done.”

“I would like to thank Norma, Clark and the Hunt Family for the opportunity that they gave me four years ago,” he said. “I’d also like to thank the players, coaches, scouts and countless other employees, throughout the organization and at Arrowhead Stadium that have worked so hard during my time here. I would also like to genuinely thank Chiefs fans.”

The Chiefs are reportedly close to hiring Andy Reid, who was fired by the Eagles on Monday, to be their next head coach.

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