With the Cleveland Browns reaching a contract agreement with Eric Mangini to become their next head coach -- with an announcement scheduled for Thursday morning -- this directly impacts Scott Pioli's situation.
Pioli met with Browns owner Randy Lerner last Wednesday regarding a position running Cleveland's football operation, but with Mangini aboard, Pioli almost assuredly is now out of the mix because he'd want to pick his own coach. Also, a Pioli-Mangini marriage is highly unlikely.
So that leaves Kansas City and New England as the main options for Pioli.
Pioli interviewed with the Chiefs this week for a position running their football operation.