Chiefs promote Bieniemy to fill OC post

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The former Chiefs offensive coordinator was officially welcomed to the team in a news conference Tuesday at Halas Hall.

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Tuesday that coach Andy Reid has named Eric Bieniemy as the team's offensive coordinator.

Prior to that, Bieniemy spent five seasons as Minnesota's running backs coach; producing a 1,000-yard runner in each of those seasons.

The 48-year-old Bieniemy has been in charge of the Kansas City running backs since 2013.

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"I've known Eric a long time, both as a player and a coach", Reid said. He was previously the offensive coordinator at the University of Colorado for a couple seasons, but after five full years on Reid's staff and serving alongside names like Nagy, Childress, Doug Pederson and more, Bieniemy should be ready at this point. He played running back for nine seasons with San Diego, Cincinnati and Philadelphia. "He's done a phenomenal job with our running backs and been involved in every aspect of our offense over the last five years".

"When I showed up for my interview with Mr. McCaskey [chairman of the Bears], he approaches me coming out of the auto and he says "I know you are from Lancaster" and asks me if I knew about McCaskey High which is in our division in high school".

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