Chiefs: No contact with Weis yet
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By The Associated Press
Chiefs coach Todd Haley insisted yesterday that the team has not contacted Charlie Weis about joining the staff in Kansas City.
But Haley, a rookie head coach who also is calling plays as offensive coordinator, acknowledged that someday he would prefer to let someone else be coordinator and call the plays.
"I believe in my heart of hearts that's the way to be the most efficient," Haley said. "It's fun calling plays. There's no doubt about that. I've also said my job is to be the head coach of the team and if and when that's possible, I would think that, in my opinion, is the best way to run the operation.
"If you get the right situation."
Weis was fired as coach at Notre Dame. He and Haley worked together when they were assistants with the New York Jets. Weis also won Super Bowls as the offensive coordinator in New England, when Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli was the Patriots' vice president of player personnel.
The slumping New York Giants placed linebacker Antonio Pierce on injured reserve with a bulging disk in his neck, ending the season for one of their defensive leaders. Pierce has missed two games since being ruled out indefinitely after an MRI exam Nov. 20 revealed the bulging disk. Pierce, 31, in his ninth NFL season and fifth with the Giants, has 55 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in nine games this season. Pierce played 15 games last season after appearing in all 16 games in each of the previous two seasons. He has led the Giants in tackles for the past three seasons and missed only four regular-season games since leaving the Washington Redskins to join the Giants.
Carolina Pro Bowl middle linebacker Jon Beason was arrested and charged with punching a man at a strip club. Beason was booked on a misdemeanor assault charge yesterday afternoon -- while his teammates were watching film of their loss to the New York Jets a day earlier -- and released on a written promise to appear in court.
Jeremy Jarmon and Chris Cooley are the eighth and ninth Washington Redskins to go on injured reserve, while Clinton Portis will miss a fourth consecutive game as he recovers from a concussion. Jarmon tore the ACL in his left knee Sunday while covering a kickoff. Cooley, a two-time Pro Bowl tight end, broke his right ankle Oct. 26, and his recovery from surgery has been slower than expected.
First Published December 1, 2009 12:40 am