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Chiefs confirm Greg Lewis hire, Andy Reid ‘very familiar’ with him

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It’s official: the Kansas City Chiefs have hired Greg Lewis as their wide receivers coach. The Chiefs made the announcement in a statement, which did not mention that the former receivers coach, David Culley, is going to Buffalo as the Bills quarterbacks coach.

Andy Reid released this statement:

“I’m very familiar with Greg, both as a player and a coach. He’s played the game, he understands our system and the kind of production we expect out of our wide receivers. He’s taking over a talented group of guys and I know he is looking forward to the challenge of helping them and our team continue to grow.”

Lewis, 36, played for Andy Reid’s Eagles for six years and in the NFL for eight years. He worked his way up to the Eagles receivers coach last year before joining the Chiefs.

It’s interesting that the Chiefs, who have a very veteran staff, are going with someone so young at that position. It has the potential to be an advantage when it comes to relating to the players, who are closer in age to Lewis (36) than Culley (61). It’s also hard to replace the experience of Culley, who had been with Reid since 1999.