Britt Reid

Britt Reid No Longer With Chiefs

WEDNESDAY: A clarification on this matter emerged Wednesday evening. Reid’s administrative leave only applied through the end of his contract, which Adam Schefter of ESPN.com notes has expired (Twitter link). Reid is no longer with the Chiefs. Reid has been with the Chiefs throughout his father’s eight-year tenure as head coach.

TUESDAY: The Kansas City Chiefs announced this evening that they have placed outside linebackers coach Britt Reid on administrative leave (via NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero on Twitter). This comes after last week’s car accident that left five-year-old Ariel Young in critical condition.

“We remain in the process of gathering information on the incident, and we will continue to assist local authorities as requested,” the statement read. “Our focus remains on Ariel Young and her family. We have reached out to the family to offer our support and resources to them during this difficult time, and we will continue to pray for her recovery.”

At the scene of the crash, an officer detected “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages” on Reid, as well as his “bloodshot and red” eyes. Reid had admitted to having two or three alcoholic drinks and taking prescription Adderall before the accident.

The son of head coach Andy Reid, the younger Reid didn’t accompany the Chiefs to Tampa Bay for their eventual Super Bowl loss. Following the game, the head coach spoke for the first time about the auto crash.

“My heart goes out to all those who were involved in the accident, in particular the family with the little girl who’s fighting for her life,” Reid said (via ESPN’s Adam Teicher). “I can’t comment on it any more than what I am here. So the questions you have, I’m going to have to turn those down; but just from a human standpoint, my heart bleeds for everybody involved in that.”

The eighth-year Chiefs assistant has encountered legal issues in the past. Reid previously served five months in prison for a 2007 road rage incident and pleaded guilty to DUI and drug charges in a separate 2008 incident.

Chiefs’ Britt Reid Involved In Car Accident

Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid was involved in a multicar accident Thursday night in Kansas City, the organization revealed in a statement.

Reid, the 35-year-old son of Chiefs HC Andy Reid, was driving a vehicle that struck two other cars that were sitting on the entrance ramp of a highway. Two young children suffered injuries in this accident. One of the children, a 5-year-old, suffered life-threatening injuries, Tod Palmer of KSHB 41 Kansas City reports.

Reid admitted to having two or three alcoholic drinks and taking prescription Adderall before this accident occurred, according to a police report. A Kansas City Police Department officer detected “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages” and indicated Reid’s eyes were “bloodshot and red,” according to to the TV station. Reid was transported to a local hospital for unspecified injuries, according to ESPN.com’s Dianna Russini (on Twitter). Authorities have not charged Reid, but Russini adds he is under investigation for driver impairment.

The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving outside linebackers coach Britt Reid,” the Chiefs said in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”

This accident occurred when a Dodge Ram truck Reid was driving collided with the left front of a Chevrolet Impala that was motionless on the side of a highway near the Chiefs’ Kansas City, Mo., facility, Palmer reports. The Impala had run out of gas, and the driver called for assistance. Another car, a Chevy Traverse, arrived and parked in front of the disabled vehicle. Reid’s truck struck both vehicles; it slammed into the rear of the Traverse. The latter vehicle had two children, the other a 4-year-old, in the backseat. The 4-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Palmer adds.

The eighth-year Chiefs assistant has encountered legal issues in the past. Reid previously served five months in prison for a 2007 road rage incident and pleaded guilty to DUI and drug charges in a separate 2008 incident.

Britt Reid has been with the organization since Andy Reid’s arrival in 2013. The Chiefs are due to leave for Super Bowl LV in Tampa on Saturday. Britt Reid will not be with the team for the Super Bowl, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports (on Twitter).

Extra Points: Cowboys, Chiefs, Darkwa

Jerry Jones only helped add fuel to the fire today regarding Earl Thomas potentially joining the Cowboys. When asked if the organization would pursue some help at safety, the team’s owner made his answer pretty clear.

“Yes,” Jones told ESPN’s Todd Archer (Twitter link). “That’s about all I’ll say, but yes.”

Of course, it’s important to note that Jones never explicitly mentioned Thomas, but it’s pretty easy to assume that the organization will pursue the veteran defensive back. The mutual interest between the two sides has been covered extensively, although the NFL recently made it clear that the Cowboys didn’t tamper when it came to the 29-year-old.

Of course, Dallas ultimately may look to leverage Thomas’ interest in joining the Cowboys. The team is projected to have around $50MM in cap space, but a solid portion of that total will go towards a DeMarcus Lawrence franchise tag and other extensions. As a result, the team may not have a whole lot of money to give Thomas.

Let’s check out some more notes from around the NFL…

  • The Chiefs have finalized their defensive coaching staff under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. As Brooke Pryor of KansasCity.com writes, the biggest addition was defensive line coach and run game coordinator Brendan Daly, who previously served in that role with the Patriots. The organization has also added linebackers coach Matt House, defensive backs coach Dave Merritt, defensive backs/cornerbacks coach Sam Madison, linebackers coach Britt Reid, defensive quality control coach Terry Bradden, and defensive assistant Alex Whittingham.
  • Steelers linebacker Jon Bostic may have appeared in all 16 games this season, but his role was reduced as the season went on. While the journeyman may be able to find a bigger role elsewhere, he’s still hoping to stay in Pittsburgh. “Obviously this is my first year here and whatnot; hopefully we can make this place a home,” Bostic told Chris Adamski of TribLive.com. “It’s been a fun year; definitely didn’t go the way we would have planned (missing the playoffs). But that’s football. You can’t plan everything out. But I do (feel like the Steelers’ organization can be home).” Bostic is set to earn $1.8MM next season, and the team would be left with only $700K in dead cap if they released the 27-year-old.
  • It sounds like we now have an explanation for why Orleans Darkwa never joined an NFL team last season. The veteran running back told ESPN’s Jordan Raanan that he tore the Achilles tendon in his right leg during an October audition with the Jaguars. The 26-year-old was coming off his most productive NFL season in 2017, rushing for 751 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 171 carries. The Giants had offered him a contract that would have kept him in New York, and he also received interest from the Redskins, Patriots, and Bills.

Extra Points: 49ers, Chiefs, Suggs, Pats

We learned in late February that 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis was set to apply for reinstatement after taking a hiatus from football last season. That still hasn’t happened yet, but Davis tweeted Friday that he’ll file for reinstatement “later this year.” Interestingly, Davis added that “[d]ealing with Trent is giving me a headache.” That’s likely a reference to 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wonders if Davis is trying to goad the Baalke-led Niners into releasing him. The 26-year-old is under 49ers control through 2019.

Here’s more from around the NFL:

  • The Chiefs announced a slew of changes to their coaching staff Friday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. One of the moves was to promote Britt Reid, head coach Andy Reid‘s son, to defensive line coach. Britt Reid was the Chiefs’ assistant D-line coach last season and will take over for Tommy Brasher, whom the team shifted to special projects. The Chiefs also elevated Al Harris from assistant defensive backs coach to secondary coach. He’ll mostly work with cornerbacks, per Paylor. Further, assistant quarterbacks coach Corey Matthaei will add offensive line assistant to his title and assistant linebackers coach Mark DeLeone will take on a greater defensive role. The club also hired Joe Bleymaier (offensive quality control), Taylor Embree (defensive assistant), Mike Smith (assistant defensive line coach), and Devin Woodhouse and Ryan Reynolds (strength and conditioning).
  • Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs pleaded not guilty Friday to a pair of misdemeanor charges stemming from a one-car accident last month, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. Suggs was arrested by Arizona police and charged with driving on a suspended license and failure to notify after striking a fixture. He could face up to six months in jail if found guilty, though Zrebiec notes that this type of violation is usually handled with fines. Some form of punishment from the league is also a possibility for Suggs.
  • One of Suggs’ ex-teammates, free agent receiver Tandon Doss, ran routes and caught passes at Indiana’s pro day on Friday and is hoping to sign with a team, Tony Pauline of WalterFootball.com writes. Doss caught 26 passes in 29 games with Baltimore from 2012-13. He hasn’t suited up for a game since. Doss’ previous club, Jacksonville, cut him last summer.
  • In draft news, the Patriots observed two offensive linemen – tackle Clay DeBord and guard Aaron Neary – at Eastern Washington’s pro day, according to Phil Perry of CSNNE.com. Both figure to be Day 3 picks or undrafted free agents.