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Report: Chiefs, Weis Have Been Talking, Decision Coming Soon

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Jim Trotter of SI.com is reporting this evening that the Kansas City Chiefs and Charlie Weis have spoken "multiple times" since he was released from Notre Dame on November 30th.

From Mr. Trotter:

Amid speculation that former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis could be headed to Chicago to replace fired offensive coordinator Ron Turner, a league source said Monday night that Weis actually might be bound for Kansas City.

Weis has spoken with the Chiefs multiple times since being fired Nov. 30 after losing four in a row to finish 6-6 in 2009 and 35-27 over five seasons.

However, another option exists. The Bears have fired offensive coordinator and there's plenty of speculation that the Bears could take a look at Weis.

Personnel people around the league have told Trotter that the Chiefs have a better nucleus of young talent than the Bears. The only thing Chicago has going for it over Kansas City is location, since Weis wants to keep his family in South Bend.

The report also lists many of the positives that would result for both sides - mainly Weis' familiarity with the offense Haley wants to run.

The source tells Trotter, "I would expect a decision in the next couple of days."

Update 9:55 PM: Conflicting reports are emerging regarding Weis' future. Now, Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com reports Weis may be giving Chicago a second thought.

Former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis is interested in the possibility of coming to Chicago, and he is currently holding off pursuing a similar role with the Kansas City Chiefs because of Tuesday's developments at Halas Hall, according to a source close to the Bears.

It doesn't sound as if Weis has made up his mind yet. We'll see if there is a decision in the next couple of days.

H/T to Lanier63 in the FanShots.