Chiefs GM Pioli has tough task ahead

(Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

(Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

Nobody told new Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli that his job would be easy. Pioli must deal with a couple of high-profile players seeking trades out of Kansas City.

In an interview with AM 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City, running back Larry Johnson reiterated that he wants to be traded and that it’s time for a “clean break.”

NFL Network’s Adam Schefter reported earlier that the market for Johnson might not be that promising. Schefter says that the most the Chiefs could expect would be a second-round draft pick — if they could even get that. But the upcoming draft class and some enticing free agents might drive the price down further.

And then there’s that whole matter of Pioli finding a coach, too.

The team has received permission from the Cardinals to talk to offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Pioli is familiar with Haley as they worked together with the Jets from 1997 through 1999, with Pioli as the director of pro personnel and Haley as the wide receivers coach.

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