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Chiefs promote Veach to general manager

Sports Xchange

July 10, 2017 at 2:27 pm.

Kansas City Chiefs LogoThe Kansas City Chiefs promoted Brett Veach to the role of general manager, the team announced Monday.

Veach has been co-director of player personnel the last two seasons. He becomes the seventh general manager in team history and replaces John Dorsey, who was fired last month after spending four seasons in the role.

“After a comprehensive search process, I am pleased to announce that we have hired Brett Veach to serve as the next general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs,” chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “Brett has a sharp football mind, a tremendous work ethic and a keen eye for finding talent. Over the last four seasons he’s played a critical role in building our football team. I look forward to working with him to continue to build on the strong foundation we have in place.”

Veach, who will report directly to Hunt on all player personnel matters, joined the Chiefs in 2013 after spending six years with the Philadelphia Eagles as a scout and assistant to then-coach Andy Reid.

“My family and I would like to extend our gratitude to Clark and the Hunt family for this incredible opportunity,” Veach said. “I am humbled and honored to serve as the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs. Over the last four seasons, I’ve had the privilege to work alongside Andy Reid, John Dorsey and a great group of coaches and personnel staff. Together, we built a strong foundation of players that have helped us sustain success on the field. I’m looking forward to continuing our progress as we head into 2017.”

The Chiefs formally will introduce Veach as the general manager in a press conference on July 24. The team starts training camp four days later.