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Breaking News: Chiefs Fire Herm Edwards, Targeting Shanahan

As many pundits expected, the Chiefs fired head coach Herm Edwards today.

"On behalf of my family, I want to thank Herm for his service to the Chiefs," Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in a team statement. "After careful deliberation over the last week, Scott and I decided that it was in the best interests of the Chiefs to move forward in a different direction.

"This was not an easy decision. Herm is an outstanding football coach and a man of integrity. We appreciate his leadership over the past three seasons, and we wish him all the best in the future."

The Chiefs are reportedly negotiating with Mike Shanahan for the vacant position and are haggling over his yearly salary.  Wow!  Talk about a burn to Broncos fans, with their legendary former head coach possibly going to their top rival.  Chris Mortenson mentions Chan Gailey, a candidate for the Bucs' OC position, as a candidate for the KC job in the event things don't pan out with Shanahan for the Chiefs.