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Chiefs announce Sutton, Pederson as coordinators

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New Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid filled two key positions on his staff Friday as the team announced the hiring of Bob Sutton as defensive coordinator and Doug Pederson as offensive coordinator.

Sutton, 61, comes to the Chiefs after 13 seasons with New York Jets, where he was the defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2008 and also a linebackers coach. Sutton also was a head coach at Army.

"Bob is a creative coach that is going to give our defense a variety of looks and packages," Reid said in a statement. "He has a lot of experience and is well respected across the league. Bob has a high football IQ and knows how to get the most out of his players."

Pederson, 44, is a former NFL quarterback who worked under Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles as an offensive assistant the past four years.

"Doug has been around the game a long time, and he has great vision," Reid said. "As a former player in this league, he sees the game from a different perspective, and that will be a great benefit for our players. He has a knack for developing talent, and he's a good communicator. Doug is ready for this position."

Reid was hired by the Chiefs this week after being fired by the Eagles following a 4-12 season in 2012.
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